She was European women's champion in and a two time Russian Women's Chess Champion in and Alexandra won the girls under 10 division of the European Youth Chess Championship. At twelve years old she also became the Russian women's champion in rapid chess. In , at the age of 17, she reached the final of the World Women's Chess Championship and was defeated by Zhu Chen. Kosteniuk became European women's champion by winning the tournament in Dresden , Germany.
Aleksandra Samusenko - Wikipedia
Like many avant-garde artists, Rozanova experimented a lot with new styles before finding her own. She was a futurist and, together with her lover, poet Aleksei Kruchenykh, came up with a futurist book in which text and images merged into one. For a short while she was a member of the Supremus group led by Kazimir Malevich. The wife and collaborator of avant-garde artist Alexander Rodchenko, Stepanova was one of the founders of Constructivism. In , she gave up painting, because Constructivists had declared it to be bourgeois, and directed her talent towards "useful art" - design. She was one of the inventors of working clothes, based on a common design that could be adapted to various occupational requirements.
She died from infant meningitis at the age of six and a half. She was nicknamed "Lina" or "Sashenka" within her family. Her father enjoyed having her keep him company while he worked in his study.
Samusenko was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War 2nd and 1st class and the Order of the Red Star , which she received for bravery in the Battle of Kursk. She participated in the Winter War against Finland as a private in an infantry regiment. World War II veteran and writer Fabian Garin , in his book Tsvety na tankakh The Flowers on Tanks , mentioned an episode when a certain Mindlin, who fell in love with Samusenko, asked her "not to smoke and drink". Samusenko parried with "Maybe you've fallen in love? Beyrle, one of only a few American soldiers known to have served with both the United States Army and the Soviet Army in World War II, eventually persuaded her to allow him to fight alongside the unit on its way to Berlin , thus beginning a month-long stint in a Soviet tank battalion, where his demolitions expertise was appreciated.