Diving work still features among the jobs prohibited for women in Russia even in the new, shortened list of industries, jobs and occupations prohibited for them, which will come into effect starting 2021.
Since her childhood, the heroine of this video has wanted to help people and work as a lifeguard. She has the certificates of a 4th-class diver, navigator of small vessels and welder, which she obtained on her own initiative in order to become a rescuer with the Russian Ministry of Emergencies. Having confirmed her professional suitability as a successful lifeguard for 4.5 years, she was then forced to quit her job due to the requirement put forward by the new administration of the ministry, which was aimed to transfer all female rescuers to office managerial positions.
Now Oksana continues to teach diving and rescue operations, but she cannot work as a rescue diver in Russia. In order to do the work she loves — rescue operations on water and under water, and possessing all the necessary professional skills, she was forced to choose a job abroad.
Subtitles in English is available