Agniya Lvovna Barto was born on February 17, 1906, in Moscow, Russian Empire. Russian Soviet children's poet, writer, screenwriter, radio host. Laureate of the Stalin Prize of the second degree (1950) and the Lenin Prize (1972).
The first published poems "Little Chinese Wang Li" and "Bear-Thief" (1925). Collections "Poems for Children" (1949), "For Flowers in the Winter Forest" (1970). In 1964-1973, she hosted the Find a Man program at the Mayak radio station about the search for families of children who were lost during the Great Patriotic War. Thanks to this transfer, ties were restored between members of almost a thousand Soviet families. On the basis of the program, the prose book "Find a Person" (1968) was written. Later, the format of the program was taken as the basis for the "Wait for me" program.