Monday, November 20, 2017

USAAA freshman travels to U.S. at the invitation of Google

Anastasia Vorontsov, a freshman at the Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts, traveled to Google's San Francisco, California headquarters on Sunday.

Google invited Vorontsov for a five-day visit to its campus after her illustration was selected as the winner of the all-Russian Cosmonaut's Day screen-saver competition in April. Vorontsov's graphic, Compassion - Heart of Civilizations, was selected as the winner among more than 9,000 submissions.

Compassion - Heart of Civilizations depicts an astronaut handing a flower to an alien over top of a space-themed Google logo. The illustration was placed on Google's front page on April 12 in celebration of Cosmonaut's Day.