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
Official language Russian
Budget Miss Russia Official site (Russian)

Miss Russia is the annual national beauty pageant of Russia, responsible for selecting representatives to Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Europe pageant.

History[edit]

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]

The Miss Russia crown
Irina Antonenko, Miss Russia 2010, Top 15 at Miss Universe
Sofia Rudieva, Miss Russia 2009
Tatiana Kotova, Miss Russia 2006
Year Miss Russia Represented Notes
2014 Yulia Alipova Balakovo TBA
2013 Elmira Abdrazakova Mezhdurechensk
2012 Elizaveta Golovanova Smolensk Oblast Top 10 Miss Universe 2012
2011 Natalia Gantimurova Capital City Top 30 Miss World 2011
2010 Irina Antonenko Yekaterinburg Top 15 (11 placement) Miss Universe 2010
2009 Sofia Rudieva Saint Petersburg
2007 Ksenia Sukhinova Tyumen Oblast Miss World 2008
2006 Tatiana Kotova Rostov Oblast
2005 Alexandra Ivanovskaya Khabarovsk Krai
2004 Diana Zaripova Tatarstan Republic
2003 Victoria Lopyreva Rostov-on-Don
2002 Svetlana Koroleva Karelia Republic Miss Europe 2002
2001 Oksana Fedorova Saint Petersburg Miss Universe 2002 (Dethroned)
2000
1999 Anna Kruglova[1] Tatarstan Republic
1998 Anna Malova Yaroslavl Oblast
1997 Yelena Rogozhina Samara Oblast Miss Europe 1999
1996 Alexandra Petrova Chuvash Republic
1995 Elmira Touyusheva Kaluga Oblast
1994
1993 Anna Baitchik Saint Petersburg

Wins by Regions[edit]

Region/Territory Titles Winning Years
Saint Petersburg
3
1993, 2001, 2009
Tatarstan Republic
2
2000, 2004
Balakovo
1
2014
Mezhdurechensk 2013
Smolensk Oblast 2012
Capitcal City 2011
Sverdlovsk Oblast 2010
Tyumen Oblast 2007
Rostov Oblast 2006
Khabarovsk Krai 2005
Rostov-on-Don 2003
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
Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

Representatives at Miss Universe[edit]

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 Notes
Philippines 1994 Inna Zobova Khimki Unplaced 12th place
Namibia 1995 Yulia Alekseeva Moscow Unplaced 12th place
United States 1996 Ilmira Shamsutdinova Saratov Top 6 Best National Costume Miss USSR 1991
United States 1997 Anna Baitchik Saint Petersburg Unplaced Miss Russia 1993
United States 1998 Anna Malova Yaroslavl Top 10
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Alexandra Petrova † Cheboxary Unplaced Miss Russia 1996
Cyprus 2000 Svetlana Goreva Dmitrov Unplaced 1st Runner-up Miss Russia 1999, Krassa Rossii 2003
Puerto Rico 2001 Oksana Kalandyrets Surgut Top 10 Appointed from 1st Runner-up
Puerto Rico 2002 Oksana Fedorova Saint Petersburg Miss Universe 2002[^] Best in Swimsuit Dethroned
Panama 2003 Olesya Bondarenko Khabarovsk Unplaced Appointed from 1st Runner-up
Ecuador 2004 Ksenia Kustova Novosibirsk Unplaced Miss Russia Universe 2004
Thailand 2005 Natalia Nikolaeva Rostov-on-Don Unplaced Miss Russia Universe 2005
United States 2006 Anna Litvinova Novokuznetsk Top 20 Miss Russia Universe 2006
Mexico 2007 Tatiana Kotova Rostov-on-Don Unplaced
Vietnam 2008 Vera Krasova Moscow 3rd Runner-up Appointed from 2nd 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)
United States 2014 Yulia Alipova Balakovo TBA TBA 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.

Representatives at Miss World[edit]

Since 1992 Russia debut at Miss World pageant. Traditionally since 2007 the 1st Runner-up or winner of Miss Russia represents her country at Miss World. 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. Since debut Russia ever won the title of Miss World 1992 and in 2008 crowned as the second Russian who won the title of Miss World.

Year Miss World Russia Hometown Placement Special Awards Notes
South Africa 1992 Julia Kourotchkina Moscow Miss World 1992 Beauty Queen of Europe Appointed
South Africa 1993 Olga Sysoeva Moscow Unplaced 2nd Runner-up Miss Russia 1993
South Africa 1994 Anna Malova Yaroslavl Unplaced 1st Runner-up Miss Russia 1993
South Africa 1995 Elena Bazina Moscow Unplaced Krasa Rossii 1995
India 1996 Victoria Tsapitsina Volgograd Unplaced Krasa Rossii 1996
Seychelles 1997 Liudmila Popova Yekaterinburg Unplaced Krasa Rossii 1997
Seychelles 1998 Tatiana Mokroushina Kirov Unplaced Krasa Rossii 1998
United Kingdom 1999 Elena Efimova Novokuznetsk Unplaced Krasa Rossii 1999
United Kingdom 2000 Anna Bodareva Moscow Unplaced Krasa Rossii 2000
South Africa 2001 Irina Kovalenko Murmansk Top 10 Krasa Rossii 2000
United Kingdom 2002 Anna Tatarintseva Nizhny Novgorod Top 20 Krasa Rossii 2002
China 2003 Svetlana Goreva Dmitrov Unplaced Krasa Rossii 2003
China 2004 Tatiana Sidorchuk Perm Top 15 Top Model (Top 10) Krasa Rossii 2004
China 2005 Yulia Ivanova Novosibirsk Top 15 Miss World Beach Beauty Krasa Rossii 2005
Poland 2006 Alexandra Mazur Moscow Unplaced Miss Sports (Top 14) Krasa Rossii 2006
China 2007 Tatiana Kotova Rostov-on-Don Unplaced
South Africa 2008 Ksenia Sukhinova Tyumen Miss World 2008 Top Model
South Africa 2009 Ksenia Shipilova Kokhma Unplaced Appointed from 2nd Runner-up
China 2010 Irina Sharipova Kazan Top 25 Top Model (1st Runner-up) Appointed from 1st Runner-up
United Kingdom 2011 Natalia Gantimurova Moscow Top 30 Beach Beauty (Top 20)
China 2012 Elizaveta Golovanova Safonovo Unplaced
Indonesia 2013 Elmira Abdrazakova Mezhdurechensk Unplaced
United Kingdom 2014 Yulia Alipova Balakovo TBA TBA TBA

Representatives at Miss International[edit]

Since 1993 Russia debut at Miss International pageant. The Miss International Russia sometimes selected by Miss Russia Organization or Russian Model agency. In 2000 - 2007 the official candidate selected by Krasa Rossii winner of runner-up. The winner from the selection of Miss International Russia will be competing at Miss International pageant.

Year Miss International Russia Hometown Placement Special Awards Notes
Japan 1993 Ilmira Shamsutdinova Saratov 1st Runner-up Miss USSR 1991
Japan 1994 Yelena Gorbachova Moscow Unplaced Appointed
Japan 1996 Yulia Vladimirovna Ermolenko Saint Petersburg Unplaced Appointed
Japan 1997 Victoriya Vladimirovna Maloivan Moscow Unplaced Appointed
Japan 1999 Maria Tchebotkevitch Moscow Top 12 Appointed
Japan 2000 Svetlana Goreva Dmitrov 2nd Runner-up 1st Runner-up Miss Russia 1999, Krasa Rossii 2003
Japan 2001 Tatiana Pavlova Moscow 2nd Runner-up Appointed
Japan 2002 Kseniya Yefimtseva Moscow Unplaced Appointed
Japan 2003 Tatiana Chebotarevskaya Saratov Top 12 Appointed
China 2004 Nataliya Kolodeznikova Moscow Top 15 Appointed
China 2006 Yelena Vinogradova Moscow Unplaced
Japan 2007 Alexandra Mazur Moscow Top 15 Krasa Rossii 2006
Macau 2008 Yekaterina Grushanina Chelyabinsk Unplaced Miss Tourism Queen International 2008
China 2009 Kseniya Hrabovskaya Khabarovsk Unplaced
China 2010 Anna Danilova Stavropol Unplaced
China 2011 Yelena Chepilchenko Leningrad Oblast Top 15 Miss Elegance
Japan 2012 Yekaterina Meglinskaya Saratov Unplaced
Japan 2013 Olga Gaidabura Tatarstan Top 15
Japan 2014 Alina Rekko Sochi TBA TBA TBA

Representatives at Miss Supranational[edit]

Since 2009 Russia debut at Miss Supranational pageant. The Miss Supranational Russia sometimes selected by Miss Russia Organization from their runner-up or Russian Model agency. The winner from the selection of Miss Supranational Russia will be competing at Miss Supranational pageant.

Year Miss Supranational Russia Hometown Placement Special Awards Notes
Poland 2009 Nataliya Koroleva Moscow Unplaced Top Model Award
Poland 2010 Evgeniya Shcherbakoba Vladivostok Top 20 Top Model Award
Poland 2011 Ekaterina Rupasova Slobodskoy Unplaced Appointed from Krasa Rossii Contestant
Belarus 2013 Yana Dubnik Novosibirsk Top 20 Appointed from 2nd Runner-up (2011)
Poland 2014 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Representatives at Miss Grand International[edit]

Since 2014 Russia debut at Miss Grand International pageant. The Miss Grand Russia sometimes selected by Miss Russia Organization from their runner-up or Russian Model agency. The winner from the selection of Miss Grand Russia will be competing at Miss Grand International pageant.

Year Miss Grand Russia Hometown Placement Special Awards Notes
Thailand 2014 Yana Dubnik Novosibirsk Top 10 Top 25 Best in Swimsuit
Thailand 2013 Anna Volkova Moscow Unplaced

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