‘Her laugh­ter keeps me go­ing’

7 Days in Dubai - - NEWS - nawal@7days.ae

Friends and col­leagues have paid trib­ute to Anna Sergeeva, a sa­lon worker who had moved to Dubai only months be­fore be­ing killed on flight FZ981. Memo­ri­als for the makeup artist and her friend Hanna Ser­hieieva took place at St Philip the Apos­tle Rus­sian Ortho­dox Church in Shar­jah fol­lowed by an­other me­mo­rial at the Rus­sian Con­sulate in Dubai and also at the Enigma Sa­lon and Spa on Al Wasl Road. Julie Pichkurenko, 24, said: “Noth­ing was more im­por­tant to Anna than those close to her. “I be­lieve that Anna is alive in ev­ery sin­gle one of her friends and col­leagues. “Ev­ery­one who works at Enigma Beauty Sa­lon and Spa shared amaz­ing mem­o­ries with her.” Sergeeva had booked a last-minute ticket to the city of Ros­tov-on-Don, where she had lived for five years be­fore mov­ing to the UAE. “She told me that she misses her fam­ily so much,” Pichkurenko added. Aus­tralian Joey Mamed, 23, said: “Re­mem­ber­ing Anna’s laugh­ter and hap­pi­ness is what has me hold­ing my­self to­gether af­ter this tragic in­ci­dent. She was one of my best friends. I can’t be­lieve I will not see her ev­ery day.” 7DAYS re­ported yes­ter­day how her friend Malik Mubeen said Sergeeva had only been work­ing for three months in Dubai. He said she was send­ing money home to her mother and 11-year-old brother, who re­lied on her as the main bread­win­ner for the fam­ily as she was the only one who worked. Her col­leagues at Enigma Sa­lon and Spa had paid a trib­ute to her in the wake of the ac­ci­dent by hav­ing a pic­ture of her along with a bou­quet of flow­ers on dis­play in the sa­lon. The words “We re­mem­ber, love, mourn. May the mem­ory of you live for­ever” were writ­ten on the pic­ture, which was also posted up on so­cial me­dia sites. The 25-year-old had posted a selfie from her seat on the fly­dubai plane as she pre­pared to fly home to see her fam­ily for the first time in six months.

TRAGIC: Anna Sargeeva

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