"There’s always going to be somebody who’ll say: you’re weird, you’re different, I don’t want to play with you, or even if people don’t say these, they are acting like that and you feel that, that you have been singled out for being different. And you want to have that level of self-confidence and resilience, to just say: ok, that’s fine, I love who I am and I am not going to think too much about it and just move on and do the things I like to do."

- Yuri, who works in finance and is father to Alexei and Nico