During siege of leningrad 12 scientists barricaded themselves inside the seedbank and protected it through the 28 month long siege. By 1944 - 9 of the 12 had died of starvation. But this vast collection of genetic diversity is maintain until this day.
An old friend who is a retired Army officer and father of three girls once told me “I have a wife, three daughters and two female dogs at home. But, I always get the last word at my house, as long as it is ‘yes ma’am!
Ellaline Terriss - Terriss as Dora in The Circus Girl