Citizen's voices

Ravshan Baratov
Uzbekistan

1. What does global citizenship mean to you?

Global citizenship means to me to think, to perceive and to act globally. It is not only to tolerate other cultures, traditions and realities, but to understand and live them. To empathise with other nations and cultures, have a sense for global challenges, threats as well as achievements and progress. Global citizenship means to me to live not in one city, country or region, but to see the whole world as one’s homeland and be patriotic towards it.

2. In what ways are you a global citizen?

I was born in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, and moved with my family to Germany where I was raised. Later I returned to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and now I'm living here and working for DVV International. I travel a lot, and not only for business. Once a year I go on a backpacker trip to learn about people, their cultures, mentality and perception of the world.