This is what’s appearing on google.ru today. It marks the 110th birthday of Natalya Sats, a Stanislavsky protegee who was the first woman to direct opera in the Soviet Union. She commissioned Prokofiev to write Peter and the Wolf.
Arrested in 1937 as the mistress of Marshal Tukhachevsky, she was sent to Siberia and, on release, banned from returning in Moscow. She founded a children’s music theatre in Alma-Ata which, after Stalin’s death, she transferred to the capital where it thrives to this day.