While in Kharkov (July 2000), I invited these two girls to a photo with
my colleague. They were just walking by.
In November of 2001, they came to me while I was attending the Akhiezer memorial conference held in Kharkov. It was a total surprise to me. They asked me whether I brought their photos. I apologized to them and promised to put the pictures on my website, and I invited them to join me in the conference banquet.
However, my proposal was rejected by the conference organizers. Their reasoning was that these girls are too young. We were thoroughly disappointed. They wanted to spend more time with me. I now have their addresses and will make every effort to heal their wounds.
When the first photo (in 2000) was taken, there was someone else taking photos. Here is the black-white photo taken by him.