More recently, at the initiative of the United Nations Day on October 11 was the International Day for girls.
Grand Duchess Anastasia, daughter of Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, will forever remain in the memory of the Russian people girl. In the memoirs of contemporaries now and then you can read that in spite of his 17-year-old age Anastasia was a living child who loved to romp, play and parody others. What had time to make this girl, canonized as Martyr along with his entire royal family? During World War I she was only fourteen years old and she could not, like an older sister and mother, be a nurse. Then she became the patroness of the hospital, gave his own money on the purchase of medicines for the wounded, read them aloud, gave concerts, wrote a couple of letters to their relatives, played with them, to distract suffering from pain, they sewed clothes, preparing bandages and lint. After their photographs were stored in her home, and she remembered wounded by name. Some illiterate soldiers she taught to read and write, and they really liked it. On the night of 16 on July 17, 1918 Anastasia together with close shot in Yekaterinburg. Many years after the execution of the royal family did not abate conversations that Anastasia survived. About Anastasia Romanova shot movies and cartoons, creating a cult.
2.Vera Mammoth - "Girl with Peaches»
Mammoth Russian faith all people know the portrait by Valentin Serov "Girl with Peaches." There is another portrait of her - nine years later, written by Viktor Vasnetsov, it is called "Girl with a maple branch." What is known about this girl after she was captured twice in the paintings of the great masters? It is known that she had to wait long for marriage: she married the leader of the nobility of Moscow Alexander Samarin in 1903, after the death of his father, not to give blessings to the marriage. She died suddenly of pneumonia at the age of thirty-two years, having to give birth to three children. Her husband, Alexander D., lived after the death of her twenty-five years, but no longer married, and in memory of Vera Mammoth built a snow-white church of the Holy Trinity in the village Averkieva, not far from their homestead.
Faith Kondakov all know the famous photos where the girl in the school dress with white bows kisses Joseph Stalin. She was seven years old, she is still able to read bad, but wonderfully recited, and congratulations, which she had to say Stalin memorized by ear: "Dear Comrade Stalin, is you guys from Moscow ..." No one told her that Stalin can kiss - it was a personal impulse of the child, who believed in the bright image of the leader of the Soviet Union. Little girl in an embrace with great Stalin, white bows on thin braids and thick mustache on an adult face - Photo huge numbers scattered throughout the Soviet Union and made Faith Kondakov popular. In the "Pioneer truth" came poems Sergei Mikhalkov: "This is - happiness! / There is no other word! / Girl! / Could you ask for? / What do you / Stalin native / On this day, to see and hug?" She recognized on the streets, invited to the radio, and on the day of Stalin's death, the whole school came to her in class - share the sorrow ... Faith Kondakova is still alive and lives in Moscow, and the famous photograph of a lifetime hanging on her wall.
Junior Goodwill Ambassador of the Soviet Union Katya Lycheva visited in 1986, the United States on a peace mission. This girl has been charged with the mission to become a symbol of the "Soviet policy of peace," and the way it was set up after the manner of the lost American Samantha Smith. But the glory of it was not very long. First Kate starred in the children's films, was surrounded by reporters during his visit to America, which recorded her every move, "Katya Lycheva makes paper doves", "Katya Lycheva participates in the press conference", "Katya Lycheva meets with students." Athlete, member of the Komsomol, beauty, besides knowing English ... But when the media stopped writing about the child-diplomat, Katya Lycheva was forgotten. She emigrated to France, and graduated from the Sorbonne, although it continues to engage in international projects, talking to reporters avoided.
The girl, who died at age 17 and left behind 12 thousand drawings. "I do not know of any other similar example in the history of Fine Arts - wrote about Nadia Rusheva Doctor of Arts Sidorov. - Among the poets, musicians rarely, but were unusually early creative explosions, the artists also - never. All youth have spent on Study and development of skill. " The very same Nadia said she immediately wrote a fair copy, without an eraser because advance sees all his drawings. "They show on paper as watermarks, and I left them with something to circle." Her legacy - it's mostly graphics, illustrations for books that were read aloud to the child, or that she had read herself later. Illustrations to ancient literature, tales of Pushkin, "War and Peace", "Master and Margarita", "The Little Prince" - this is not a complete list of what made this girl to his 17 years. In different countries: Japan, Germany, USA, India, Mongolia, Poland and many others - has been more than 160 exhibitions of her work.
6. "Alenka" - Elena Gerinas
Eight-Elena Gerinas more than half a century, is the emblem of the famous Russian chocolate "Alenka". But there could be Vasnetsov "Alenka", for example. But trusting Photo soft face in a scarf daughter photographer Alexander Gerinasa won the contest announced in 1964 "Red October". Prior to that picture "Alenka" wide-eyed and rosy cheeks graced the cover of the first issue of "Health" for 1962. A small Elena had brown eyes and a little oval face, but the final image, which appeared on the cover of chocolate, created by artist N.Maslov. By the way, Elena Gerinas receives no fee for the use of the image of his face on the famous Russian chocolate for more than fifty years. In February of 2000, it announced its copyright as a successor to this image, but the court, which lasted more than two years, has ruled against her.
Cult of Alice Selezneva was a harbinger of the collapse of the Soviet Union. No less. The cult appeared thanks to the efforts of the writer and director McGee Arsenova Paul Oganezovicha. "Unearthly" girl with big eyes and a special, warm look. The role of Alice in the movie performed by Natalia Guseva and Katya Prizhbilyak. Works in which acts Alice, built up over forty years, and the author, by his own admission, did not follow some well thought-out "future history", describing the adventures of her character. Alice was not just a girl, but the first girl who managed to visit space in Atlantis. Unusual fate girl, her adventures spawned a whole layer of cultural layers that were far removed from the original image. Popularity Alice emphasizes the fact that the people began to appear jokes about her and humorous couplets. The song is "Beautiful far" was an absolute hit. That is interesting. "Beautiful far" - is, in fact, of Paradise, but in the context of Soviet culture were all convinced that communism.