On December 19, 2011, the United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child.
And I’d like to tell about seven Russian girls who became famous.
Grand Duchess Anastasia, daughter of Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, will forever remain the girl in the memory of Russian people. Anastasia, along with her entire royal family, was canonized as a martyr.
During the First World War she was only fourteen years old and could not be a nurse, as her elder sisters and mother. Then she became the patroness of the hospital, gave her own money to buy medicine for the wounded, read aloud to them, gave concerts, wrote letters to their relatives, and played with them to distract from the pain, sewed clothes. She taught illiterate soldiers to read and write.
On July 17, 1918 Anastasia and her relatives were shot down in Yekaterinburg. Many years after the execution of the royal family there were rumors that Anastasia survived. There are films and cartoons about Anastasia Romanova’s fate.