She meets several people, a wife and a husband, he was a "Liquidator", one of the men who stopped the disaster. They talk and share stories.
Then she meets Maria. Maria does not talk about the meltdown, nor does she talk about the tragedy. She talks about the good old days:
Maria (translated) - "Oh daughter, if you just had the occasion to see me dancing that was amazing. Whenever there was a wedding, I was here, and I was dancing, I was the superstar."
Olga - "So can you maybe sing for us a little bit of that folk songs that you mentioned?"
Maria (translated) - "[In the good old days they used to get together and sing. It's not right to sing on your own, sitting alone in your room.]"
Olga and Maria find a solution to this problem. They travel together to another house in the area, the house of a woman named Baba-Hannah. Together they, Baba-Hannah, and some others, have a party. Only then, there, together, with people gathered round, it is acceptable to sing the old songs, as in the olden days.