In the women's colony 4 in Chelyabinsk, a new Miss Spring was chosen. The beauty and talent contest was traditionally timed to coincide with March 8 and became a wonderful gift to the representatives of the beautiful half of humanity. Those serving sentences, imprisoned, but - as the feast of female charm in the colonial walls showed - who have not lost hope, have not forgotten how to rejoice, laugh, empathize: the convicted "fours" turned out to be truly grateful and emotional spectators. Moreover, all the emotions of the audience were with a plus sign. And such a positive reaction to the performances, undoubtedly, greatly increased the confidence and confidence of the contestants. Five participants took to the stage of the correctional institution on March 7, 2021. Tall, stately brunette Marina Panchenko represented the first squad, the mysterious and sophisticated Tatyana Skoropadova - the second, graceful fair-haired Ksenia Daibova - the third, the cheerful, charming blonde Alena Shchelkunova - squad 4, the artistic and charismatic Daria Cheskidova - squad 5. Each Miss Contender for the title “Spring "- its own zest, its own charm, its own unique style. And, of course, we have our own support group: both on stage and in the hall. As it turned out, the "four" is rich in nuggets. Girls sing, and dance, and know how to joke, and make outfits a lot - from everything that is at hand. In a word, well done. The contestants did their best - their numbers turned out to be bright, spectacular, memorable, some of the performances turned out to be very original. A separate bravo for the costumes. Each appearance on the stage is a new outfit, a new image. By the way, when it was demanded by the tasks set by the organizers (to get used to the image of artists from the 80s in the Homework competition), wigs were also used - for example, as in the case of the hit of the Combination group, American boy, which for performances were chosen by two contestants at once: to the fiery chords, the members of their musical groups effectively shook their lush curly hair on the stage. And in the new competition "I am a patriot" to the sounds of everyone's beloved "Katyusha" charming soldiers in tunics walked briskly across the stage of the Chelyabinsk colony. Traditionally, the spring beauty contest in the "four" consisted of three stages: greetings, homework and defile. The patriotic component adorned Miss Spring for the first time - at the initiative of the head of the department for educational work with convicts in IK-4, Lieutenant Colonel of the Internal Service Natalya Sedova. Natalya Aleksandrovna's idea turned out to be correct - the competition "I am a patriot" turned out to be warm and sincere. The girls touchingly confessed their love for their native land - they read poems dedicated to it, and sang the beauty and greatness of the Motherland in songs. By the way, it was Natalia Sedova who assessed - with the help of the shift workers - the performances of her wards. It was she who, as a result, had to determine the winner. As Natalya Alexandrovna later admitted, it was not easy to judge, it was difficult to make the final choice. All the girls pleasantly surprised her with their talents, revealing themselves from an unexpected side. “Our participants are always different. And every time I am pleasantly surprised to see them perform on stage. This year is certainly no exception. I am very pleased with all the contestants. Our girls are great fellows,”Natalya Sedova shared. According to her, “Miss Spring” in the “quartet” has been held every year since 2012 (the women's correctional institution was opened on the basis of the disbanded juvenile correctional facility in the summer of 2011). Preparations for the spring beauty contest usually take several months: the participants need to come up with numbers, work on the stage image, and invent outfits. “Miss Spring-2021” in the “four” is a riot of colors, expression, spring tenderness, romance, lyrics, humor. And, of course, deafening applause from the inspired audience. The spectators of the beauties-participants in the "Defile" contest were greeted with practically applause. And no wonder. The girls' dresses turned out just right. Marina Panchenko called her wonderful dress "Spring", Tatyana Skoropadova put on a bright "Spring whim", Ksenia Daibova personified "Gentle Lotus", Alena Shchelkunova gave juicy, rich in colors "Spring Joy", Daria Cheskidova shone like an empress in the dark -green, deep shade, dress "Diamond of the Soul". After the contestants finished walking around the stage, Natalya Sedova retired to make a decision. The resulting pause was filled in by the “Vasilisa the Wise” warm-up competition, in which the whole audience helped the participants to find answers to questions. And finally, the award ceremony. Miss Charm - Alena Shchelkunova, Miss Riddle - Tatiana Skoropadova, Miss Talent - Marina Panchenko, Miss Audience Choice - Daria Cheskidova. Ksenia Daibova became the winner. It is she, a native of Kyshtym, a 33-year-old mother of two children, who is the new Miss Spring. On March 7, 2021, the girls from the stage of the correctional institution proved the fidelity of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky's words about beauty that will save the world. She really will save: she will give joy, inspiration and hope. P. S. The performances of the female brass (!) "Dream" band of the fourth colony and other wonderful, talented colonial artists also became an excellent gift for the representatives of the beautiful half of humanity on March 8th.