A family of South African Boer farmers is expressing their gratitude for the opportunity to move from their homeland to settle in Russia.
"We have lived in southern Africa for generations but we are considering what the future is for our generations to come," farmer Johannes du Toit pointed out. He has married a Russian woman, and he expresses hope that his example will challenge false stereotypes about Russia.
"This country has something of everything," his father Leon Francois Du Toit said, referring to the weather and the quality of the soil. As the leader of a large, Christian community of Afrikaners, he says that Russia attracts Boers with its strong spiritual traditions and high family standards.
Like many others families fleeing the ongoing genocide in South Africa, the Du Toit family is grateful that Russia is opening its doors to them.