Very rarely does a model come along who loves posing in front of the camera as much as we like to see her there. Marilyn Monroe, Bettie Page, Anna Nicole Smith. All broke through the chilling snows of cencorship and denunciation. Not many others. Maria is one of those rare beauties. Her playfulness and exuberance seems to know no bounds. Not even a freezing cold Russian winter can contain this lady's love of life, and love of being a beautiful woman. Perhaps that's why we love her so much. She is so obviously enjoying herself that for a moment we can forget all the negative things people say about nude women and the men who admire them, and we can enjoy looking at her in a totally pure and happy way. We are not only witnessing beauty in Maria and those others, we are witnessing beauty freed, sanctioned, and exalted, even if they're only playing in the snow.