Thirty years ago, Soviet television miniseries Guest from the Future, based on science fiction novel by Kir Bulychov, was aired on TV. The series starred Natalya Guseva as Alisa Selezneva, a girl from the future that travels to the present. Many Soviet schoolboys fell in love with her, and sent bags of letters to her. This phenomenon was called “Alicemania” (Алисомания) and had a large scale.
The sci-fi series was a great success in the Soviet Union and was often re-aired to this day. Many still have fantasies of Alisa. To commemorate the Guest from the Future character, art community «СССР-2061» organized the art contest. It intents to illustrate a Soviet girl from the future. The imaginary future that will never happen, but still lives in the hearts of many.