22 November 1949
Anastasiya was born on a farm in the backwater province of Belarus in the former USSR. At the age of 9 she and her family moved to the Crimea. When she was 18 she got married and at 19 had her first child. After leading an active and eventful life in school and thereafter, at the age of 50 Anastasiya experienced a number of tragedies: her husband had died, her family was in tatters, her health had deteriorated, and she fell into poverty. But there is no bad without good. In exchange for these losses, she received many new gifts: forming an understanding of the meaning of life, creating a new existence in Paris, realizing that she was an artist and that she had a host of other talents.
«Look, exult, enjoy along with me. Life is a great gift!»