on may 12, the country began a phased withdrawal from quarantine. In the mode of isolation, the Russians held more than fifteen months, and, seemingly, the news of an impending easing of restrictions should unspeakably happy home prisoners. However, it turned out that the prospect of the end of the quarantine turned out to be joyful not for everyone. The part of the Russians had not only to adapt to new realities, and to find in them significant benefits.

Who are they, people who want to quarantine a little longer did not end, and what drives their desires, found out the correspondent “MK”.

I really want to quarantine extended, – says Yuliya Sokolova from the Moscow region. – All of your friends complain that die without walks in the parks, trips and entertainment, and can not wait for the end of restrictions. I, however, finally turned out to be in the comfort zone, quarantine is exactly what I’ve always dreamed of. To pandemic I, like many, worked in the office full time. By nature I’m not very sociable people and are very tired from having contact with a large number of people every day. As a result, every evening feel like a squeezed lemon, no strength left have almost anything. And, this weekend, husband or friends constantly tried to pull me out of the house, which is also very annoying. With the beginning of the quarantine, all these problems disappeared, I am no longer nervous, I am very well psychologically. Another big plus is that money now can save quite a lot. Also, working on remote, I have time to do much more than in the office, leave plenty of time for household chores. However, with each passing day I feel worse thinking that the quarantine will soon be over, again waiting for me the endless crowds on the subway, forced conversations with colleagues, all this pointless bustle and endless fatigue.

Many residents of large cities quarantine tempted by the empty streets, roads without traffic jams and pretty fresh air. Despite the fact that psychologists predicted the growth of depressive disorders due to isolation, some people admit that during this time their mental state, on the contrary, improved markedly.

In recent years in Moscow, I was madly strained this endless “ant” from people constantly hurrying somewhere, – says 40-year-old Alena. – I understand that in ordinary life, tired from the crowd around, not the work. I was haunted by the desire to hide in some secluded area. Now I go to the store through a deserted Park with singing birds, go to my mom’s in another area and to the cottage without traffic jams. Even breathing became much easier, no permanent smog from the exhaust of cars. At the beginning of mode isolation it was not easy and it seemed that I can’t stay here all day. Now understand, what a really great challenge for me will be the return to normal life. I do not want to get ready for work, putting on makeup, trying to hide the rounded sides and non-ideal hairstyle to keep an eye on what people will think.

of Course, most of those Russians advocating for the extension of the quarantine, not doing this for personal reasons and out of fear that lifting the restrictions might be premature.

I work in the wholesale firm, now in the office for organising the duties for inside sales, but I have not had this problem yet – says Larissa. – However, the chief told us that since June we all start work in the usual schedule. To be honest, I’m very scared. I’m even putting out rubbish in the respirator and go with closed eyes in the Elevator, and how to go to metro when the city is full of cases, simply not present. A whole day to sit in the mask and gloves unrealistic. In addition, our company is a small room where many people are likely to get infected.

According to psychologist Nicholas Pikalov, for many residents of large cities, the release from quarantine may turn out more stressful than the transition to self-isolation:

“For any person, any sudden change your usual way of life lead to stress. To adjust to the regime of isolation to many was very difficult, besides, many have started to have problems with job or business, it is still aggravated the situation. However, many citizens currently have assimilated to the quarantine began to calm down and get used to it. And now their psyche waiting for a new blow in the form of another change of scenery. Of course, the hardest thing you have introverts, these people are really tired of dealing with people, it just drains their emotional strength. During the quarantine they are already comfortably settled in his home world and get back to the people it will be difficult. Some may even need professional help to combat panic attacks and depression. But for sociable people return to the office can result in stress. Even after a two-week vacation to start working hard, and there will be a much longer period. In this respect, at first people will face the feeling of fatigue and apathy. Japanese scientists are already talking about the return from quarantine to normal life will be difficult. And, in particular, it can cause a number of people, including the young, choose voluntary self-isolation as a way of life”.