Miss Russia

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Miss Russia
Formation 1989 (Miss USSR)
1992 (Miss Russia)
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Moscow
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss International
Official language
Russian
Budget
Miss Russia Official site (Russian)

Miss Russia is a national beauty pageant of Russia, responsible for selecting representatives to Miss Universe and Miss World and Miss International pageants.

History[edit]

The Miss Russia crown

The pageant has been running since 1992, however there was no Miss Russia 1994,[citation needed] 2000[1] or 2008.

Since 2007, the winner of Miss Russia represents her country in both Miss Universe and Miss World. However, if she's unable to participate, a runner-up is sent instead.

Russia has won three major international titles: Miss World 1992, Miss Universe 2002, who was later dethroned, and Miss World 2008.

Titleholders[edit]

Irina Antonenko, Miss Russia 2010, Top 15 at Miss Universe
Sofia Rudieva, Miss Russia 2009
Tatiana Kotova, Miss Russia 2006
Year Miss Russia Russian Language Subdivision Notes
2015 Sofia Nikitchuk[2] София Никитчук Sverdlovsk Oblast
2014 Yulia Alipova Юлия Сергеевна Алипова Saratov Oblast
2013 Elmira Abdrazakova Эльмира Рафаи́ловна Абдразакова Kemerovo Oblast
2012 Elizaveta Golovanova Елизаве́та И́горевна Голова́нова Smolensk Oblast
2011 Natalia Gantimurova Наталья Серге́евна Гантимурова Moscow
2010 Irina Antonenko Ири́на И́горевна Анто́ненко Sverdlovsk Oblast
2009 Sofia Rudieva София Андреевна Рудьева Saint Petersburg
2007 Ksenia Sukhinova Ксе́ния Влади́мировна Сухи́нова Tyumen Oblast South Africa Miss World 2008
2006 Tatiana Kotova Татьяна Николаевна Котова Rostov Oblast
2005 Alexandra Ivanovskaya Александра Ивановская Khabarovsk Krai
2004 Diana Zaripova Диана Зарипова Tatarstan Republic
2003 Victoria Lopyreva Виктория Лопырёва Rostov Oblast
2002 Svetlana Koroleva Светлана Королёва Karelia Republic Lebanon Miss Europe 2002
2001 Oksana Fedorova Оксана Геннадьевна Фёдорова Saint Petersburg Puerto Rico Miss Universe 2002 (Dethroned)
2000
1999 Anna Kruglova[1] Анна Круглова Tatarstan Republic
1998 Anna Malova Анна Малова Yaroslavl Oblast
1997 Yelena Rogozhina Елена Рогожина Samara Oblast Lebanon Miss Europe 1999
1996 Alexandra Petrova Александра Валерьевна Петрова Chuvash Republic
1995 Elmira Touyusheva Эльми́ра Альбе́ртовна Тую́шева Kaluga Oblast
1994
1993 Anna Baitchik Анна Витальевна Байчик Saint Petersburg

Wins by Regions[edit]

Regions Titles Years
Saint Petersburg
3
1993, 2001, 2009
Sverdlovsk Oblast
2
2010, 2015
Rostov Oblast 2003, 2006
Tatarstan Republic 2000, 2004
Saratov Oblast
1
2014
Kemerovo Oblast 2013
Smolensk Oblast 2012
Moscow 2011
Tyumen Oblast 2007
Khabarovsk Krai 2005
Karelia Republic 2002
Yaroslavl Oblast 1998
Samara Oblast 1997
Chuvash Republic 1996
Kaluga Oblast 1995

Miss Russia at International pageants[edit]

Oxana Fedorova, Miss Russia 2001, first to win the Miss Universe pageant

Representatives at Miss Universe[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

Since 1994 Russia debut at Miss Universe pageant. Traditionally the winner of Miss Russia represents her country at Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. Before using Russia, the country was used USSR or Soviet Union at the Miss Universe pageant. In 2002 Russia won the title of Miss Universe 2002 but dethroned from the title.

Year Miss Russia Hometown Placement Special Awards
Philippines 1994 Inna Zobova Khimki Unplaced
Namibia 1995 Yulia Alekseeva Moscow Unplaced
United States 1996 Ilmira Shamsutdinova Saratov Top 6 Best National Costume
United States 1997 Anna Baitchik Saint Petersburg Unplaced
United States 1998 Anna Malova Yaroslavl Top 10
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Alexandra Petrova † Cheboxary Unplaced
Cyprus 2000 Svetlana Goreva Dmitrov Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2001 Oksana Kalandyrets Surgut Top 10
Puerto Rico 2002 Oksana Fedorova Saint Petersburg Miss Universe 2002[^] Best in Swimsuit
Panama 2003 Olesya Bondarenko Khabarovsk Unplaced
Ecuador 2004 Ksenia Kustova Novosibirsk Unplaced
Thailand 2005 Natalia Nikolaeva Rostov-on-Don Unplaced
United States 2006 Anna Litvinova Novokuznetsk Top 20 Best National Costume (Top 20)
Mexico 2007 Tatiana Kotova Rostov-on-Don Unplaced
Vietnam 2008 Vera Krasova Moscow 3rd Runner-up
The Bahamas 2009 Sofia Rudieva Saint Petersburg Unplaced
United States 2010 Irina Antonenko Yekaterinburg Top 15
Brazil 2011 Natalia Gantimurova Moscow Unplaced
United States 2012 Elizabeth Golovanova Safonovo Top 10
Russia 2013 Elmira Abdrazakova Mezhdurechensk Unplaced Best National Costume (3rd Runner-up)
United States 2014 Yulia Alipova Balakovo Unplaced
2015 Sofia Nikitchuk Yekaterinburg TBA

^ Oksana Fedorova originally won the title of Miss Universe 2002. However she later resigned and first runner-up Justine Pasek of Panama took over the title and became Miss Universe 2002.

List of Miss Russia representatives at International pageants[edit]

Since 1992 Russia traditionally competes at major International pageants. The Runner-ups or sometimes winner will represent their country at the Miss World and Miss International. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a contestant is sent. Before Miss Russia Organization, in 1995 - 2006 Krasa Rossii sent the winner to the Miss World pageant.

Year Representatives at Miss World Representatives at Miss International
1992 Julia Kourotchkina (Miss World 1992) (Queen of Europe)
1993 Olga Sysoeva Ilmira Shamsutdinova (1st Runner-up)
1994 Anna Malova Yelena Gorbachova
1995 Elena Bazina
1996 Victoria Tsapitsina Yulia Vladimirovna Ermolenko
1997 Liudmila Popova Victoriya Vladimirovna Maloivan
1998 Tatiana Mokroushina
1999 Elena Efimova Maria Tchebotkevitch (Top 12)
2000 Anna Bodareva Svetlana Goreva (2nd Runner-up)
2001 Irina Kovalenko (Top 10) Tatiana Pavlova (2nd Runner-up)
2002 Anna Tatarintseva (Top 20) Kseniya Yefimtseva
2003 Svetlana Goreva Tatiana Chebotarevskaya (Top 15)
2004 Tatiana Sidorchuk (Top 15) Nataliya Kolodeznikova (Top 15)
2005 Yulia Ivanova (Top 15) (Beach Beauty)
2006 Alexandra Mazur Yelena Vinogradova
2007 Tatiana Kotova Alexandra Mazur (Top 15)
2008 Ksenia Sukhinova (Miss World 2008) (Top Model) Yekaterina Grushanina
2009 Ksenia Shipilova Kseniya Hrabovskaya
2010 Irina Sharipova (Top 25) Anna Danilova
2011 Natalia Gantimurova Yelena Chepilchenko (Top 15) (Miss Elegance)
2012 Elizaveta Golovanova Yekaterina Meglinskaya
2013 Elmira Abdrazakova Olga Gaidabura (Top 15)
2014 Anastasia Kostenko (Top 25) Alina Rekko
2015 Sofia Nikitchuk TBA

International winners[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pretty maidens in a row vie for Russian beauty title". New Straits Times. Agence France-Presse. January 15, 2000. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Sofia Nikitchuk crowned Miss Russia 2015". www.angelopepdia.com. Angelopedia. 19 April 2015. 

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