Our group was named after Samantha Smith who was a school student in the U.S.
in the 1980s. At the age of 8 she wrote to Yuri Andropov (the Head of the Communist Party in USSR at that time) with a question, whether USSR really wants to conquer her country and destroy the whole world.
This naïve faith that war should not exist became very close to all of us in current circumstances.
In response to this letter Yuri Andropov invited Samantha Smith to visit USSR. In the summer of 1983, she arrived in USSR and became a symbol of establishing connection between the two countries.
You can read the story of Samantha Smith in more detail on Wikipedia