When Boris and Anastasia get to the resort, "they barely look back at us," she said. "But when they come home, they are glad to be home."
"Since the beginning of the [fall] semester at our school, 40 percent of teachers were sent to pick cotton," said Anastasia, an elementary school teacher in Tashkent. "Their place is taken by all the available staff. Physical education classes are taken by the security team, and the remaining teachers work with the triple burden."