Original title: Retired Russian translator lives modeling dream in China
When the woman was a young girl, she fell in love with a Chinese man who studied abroad in Russia in 1949. One year later, they married and then moved to China. In 1953, she followed her husband, who worked as a Russian translator to Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei province in Central China.
After more than sixty years of living in the city, Irina can speak Chinese fluently and has a Chinese name Li Shufan.
Photo 1: rina tidies her costumes in a room in Wuhan, Dec 18, 2015. Performing is her hobby. But when she was young, she was too busy to indulge the hobby. She started to collect different costumes instead of performing sixty years ago. [Photo/IC]
Photo 2: Irina shows her collection in a room in Wuhan, Dec 8, 2015. Now, she has almost one hundred costumes. Last year, she rented a room to offer these clothes to performers. The rent is only 4 yuan ($0.62) for a dress. [Photo/IC]
Photo 3: Irina performs at the Chinese TV show in Wuhan, Nov 30, 2015. [Photo/IC]
Photo 4: Irina practices strutting down the catwalk with her team members in Wuhan, Dec 8, 2015. [Photo/IC]
Photo 5: Irina walks by the side of the Yangtze River in Wuhan, Dec 16, 2015. The bridge across the Yangtze river was the first bridge erected by Russian experts and Chinese workers in Wuhan in 1955. Sixty years ago, she was a Russian translator working for these Russian experts. [Photo/IC]
Photo 6: Irina walks with her friend in Wuhan, Dec 10, 2015. [Photo/IC]
Photo 7: Irina with her great-grandsons at her home in Wuhan, Dec 13, 2015. [Photo/IC]
Photo 8: Irina with her family including her son (R), granddaughter (L) and great-grandsons at home in Wuhan, Dec 13, 2015. [Photo/IC]