Often called Amazon Guard, they were female elite bodyguards of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Meanwhile, their official name was “revolutionary nuns”, or “green nuns”. The detachment consisted entirely of women who had received special military training. The division formed in the early 1980s, a few years after his resignation from the post of Gaddafi Libyan state and acceptance of of another title. In particular, the leader of the revolution together with the declaration of Libya’s Jamahiriya. However, the reasons for creating such a unit is unclear. According to the most common version, Gaddafi allegedly suggested that Arab terrorists, the victim of which he could be, will not be able to shoot at women. And another version, though more prosaic – female bodyguard was just one of the bizarre ways to attract the attention of the world.
Traditionally, 15 “Amazons” accompanied Gaddafi during his visits through the country and abroad. Noteworthy, in 1998 one of his bodyguards had saved his life at the cost of her own.
Category Archive: Beauty
Loneliness makes people feel literally cold
According to psychologists, people feeling excluded found a room more chilly than those who felt loved and included. Lonely people also chose comforting hot soup or coffee, rather than a soft beverage, to drink. The study, by the University of Toronto, suggests that raising the temperature could help someone who is feeling low in the same way that people with seasonal affective disorder are helped with light therapy.
Russian poetry – Marina Tsvetaeva and Anna Akhmatova
Most people interested in Russian literature and the culture of the twentieth century are familiar with the names Anna Akhmatova and Marina Tsvetaeva. However, few of them read any of their literary works. Considered two of the most talented writers of the century, they both experienced much suffering as artists and individuals in this tumultuous century.
Born on 8 October 1892, Soviet poet Marina Tsvetaeva lived through and wrote of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Moscow famine that followed it. Sadly, in an attempt to save her daughter Irina from starvation, she placed her in a state orphanage in 1919, where she died of hunger. Tsvetaeva left Russia in 1922 and lived with her family in increasing poverty in Paris, Berlin and Prague before returning to Moscow in 1939. Her husband Sergei Efron and her daughter Ariadna Efron (Alya) got arrested on espionage charges in 1941; and her husband – executed. And Tsvetaeva herself committed suicide in 1941. As a lyrical poet, her passion and daring linguistic experimentation mark her as a striking chronicler of her times and the depths of the human condition.
Mrs Globe 2011 Alisa Krylova
Born in a Siberian city of Mirny, Yakutia, on June 21, 1982, Alisa Krylova has become one of the most beautiful women in Russia and in the world. In addition to her title of Mrs. Russia 2010, Alisa Krylova is a fashion model, business woman, and the expert in automobiles. Besides, she is the author of a column in the car magazine “Rublevka Magazine”. Also, she is a producer and a TV host on Russian television. And, finally, gorgeous model Alisa Krylova is the face of French fashion house «Hayari Couture Paris». Noteworthy, Alisa Krylova has won her another beauty title – Mrs.Globe 2011.
Russian swimmer Yuliya Yefimova – triple world champion
Born 3 April 1992 in Grozny, Chechnya, because of war, her family had to move to Volgodonsk. Yuliya grew up there, and there she began to train in one of the local sports schools, under the guidance of her father, Andrei Mikhailovich Yefimov. Prior to 2011, the family lived in Taganrog, where Yuliya trained with the honored coach of Russia Irina Vyatchanina. In March 2011, the athlete went to the U.S., where she trains in California with David Salo.
Yuliya is a three-time European champion in 2007 FINA Short Course (50, 100 and 200 meters breaststroke), champion (200m breaststroke) and silver medalist (50 m) of the European Championship in 2008. She is a European record holder and European Championships in the 100m breaststroke.