Johann Merkel came from Omsk. He is a 3rd year student at the Faculty of History, Omsk Pedagogical University. In his free time he is swimming, now for himself. Before that, the guy was eight years old a professional athlete. Johann trains in the weightlifting section and writes scientific papers.
About my childhood.
“My diagnosis is glaucoma. When I was born, I saw a little, then, two years later, my vision went to 0. Hard methods of upbringing began: no one in the family considered me unusual, I did everything on a par with others. I am glad that I was brought up so. Traveled to the village every summer from 4 to 14 years. There he received absolute freedom: he ran along with everyone else, learned to ride a bike, climbed trees. In the city ran through the garages. In general, the usual childhood, like all children. "
About their roots and how to get into self-organization
“I'm a German on the father’s side. My grandfather was deported to Kazakhstan and only in 1955 his family was allowed to return. But he did not do this, he remained to live there. And in 1989, my relatives left the Soviet Union and left for Germany.
I came to the movement of the Russian Germans quite recently. I was offered a trip to the cultural and business forum of the Germans, which was held in Novosibirsk in October 2018. I immediately joined in, I liked it, then I started learning German. And so managed to participate in the "Laboratory of NMO." Got a lot of positive emotions. ”
"At the" Laboratory of NMO "everything was fine, neither add nor subtract. There were no difficulties at all. It got to the point that when I returned to Omsk and went to the university by public transport, I heard a conversation of women standing nearby, where one other asked to move forward, to which she heard the answer: “Where I’m going, you don’t see, there is an invalid here! ". And I thought: "Well, I came home." In Novosibirsk, on the project, I was not treated as an invalid. I do not know what it is connected with ... But, most likely, because I initially set myself up like an ordinary person. I think that by my example, you can make sure that the guys can actively participate in the activities of the youth movement of the Russian Germans, even with some health restrictions. I was comfortable with the participants. I think they are with me too. ”
“I really liked the Novosibirsk tour. At first it was cold, then it became warmer, apparently because they started to go faster. Everything was available, of course, interesting. This super quest! I’ll take a program like a life hack and tell my friends about this wonderful application! ”