Lyudmila Rudenko: Who was the influential chess champion honored by Google Doodle?

Lyudmila Rudenko Google Doodle

A colorful Google Doodle dominates the home page of the search engine today.

The Doodle marks 114 years since the chess champion Lyudmila Rudenko was born.

The pioneer is considered "one of the most influential chess players in the world," according to the propaganda.

Google writes: "Today's Doodle, which is artistically inspired by graphic art and posters of the 1960s, reimagines Rudenko's determination during the world championship.

"On what would have been her 114th birthday, we honored Rudenko's achievements both on and off the board." Cdнем рождения, Lyudmila! "


LYUDMILA RUDENKO: Who was a chess champion honored by Google Doodle?

"Today's Doodle, which draws inspiration from the graphic art and posters of the 1960s, reimagines Rudenko's determination during the world championship."

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Who was Lyudmila Rudenko?

Rudenko was born on July 17, 1904 in one of the oldest cities in Ukraine, Lubny.

Lubny was then part of the Russian Empire.

At the age of 10 he learned to play chess with his father.

Rudenko was more serious about swimming first, becoming the Odessa swimming champion in the 400m breaststroke.

The multi-talented swimmer was also the vice swimming champion of Ukraine in 1925.

After completing a degree in economics in Odessa, she began working as an economic planner for the Soviet Union.

Then he took chess as a hobby, starting to play chess tournaments after moving to Moscow.

The talented woman would have her first chess title at age 24 in 1928, when she won the Moscow Women's Championship.

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LYIDMILA RUDENKO: She was originally interested in swimming

She became the second woman to win it, and held the title until 1953.

Rudenko would take many more prestigious titles, paving the way for women in chess.

As an International Master in the World Chess Federation, and later a Grand Master of Women, women around the world would admire her.

Rukendo became the first international teacher.

After moving to Leningrad, he met the scientist Lev Davidovich Goldstein.

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LYUDMILA RUDENKO: She became the first female international teacher

They married and had a son together in 1931.

Rudenko not only became famous for her talent for chess.

He considered one of his greatest achievements in organizing the evacuation of children during the siege of Leningrad in World War II.

The effort ensured the movement of more than 414,000 children to areas such as the Urals, the Volga, Siberia and Kazahkstan.

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GOOGLE DOODLE: Lyudmila Rudenko is today Google Doodle

The siege of Leningrad lasted more than two years and was immensely destructive.

Around four million militants and hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives.

Rudenko died in Leningrad on March 4, 1986 at the age of 81.

In 2015, she was taken to the Hall of Fame of World Chess.