17:44 GMT +318 January 2020
Listen Live
    • Girl Power: 'Beauties Under Oath' Pageant Held in Russia
    • Girl Power: 'Beauties Under Oath' Pageant Held in Russia
    • Girl Power: 'Beauties Under Oath' Pageant Held in Russia
    • Girl Power: 'Beauties Under Oath' Pageant Held in Russia
    • Girl Power: 'Beauties Under Oath' Pageant Held in Russia
    • Girl Power: 'Beauties Under Oath' Pageant Held in Russia
    • Girl Power: 'Beauties Under Oath' Pageant Held in Russia
    • Girl Power: 'Beauties Under Oath' Pageant Held in Russia
    • Girl Power: 'Beauties Under Oath' Pageant Held in Russia
    © Sputnik / Nikolay Khizhnyak
    The winner of the fifth annual ‘Beauties Under Oaths’ competition Alla Shamkova, a student at Krasnodar's Air Force Academy, before the contest.

    Take a look at the contestants of the 'Beauties Under Oaths' beauty pageant, held in the Russian southern city of Krasnodar.

    Ahead of International Women’s Day, Russia's female pilots, soldiers, policewomen and law enforcement workers strutted in the spotlight of a beauty pageant instead of pacing across parade squares. The winner is a cadet at Krasnodar's Air Force Academy, Alla Shamkova, while an employee of the Customs Service of Krasnodar Region, Anna Khalepskaya, and a student at Krasnodar’s Presidential Military School, Valentina Byashinova, were named the second and the first runners-up, respectively.

    Tags:
    female soldiers, beauty pageant, Law Enforcement, International Women's Day, Russia, Krasnodar
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik

    More photos

    • This Week in Pictures: 11-17 January
      Last update: 14:00 17.01.2020
      14:00 17.01.2020

      This Week in Pictures: 11-17 January

      Sputnik's weekly photo gallery displays a compilation of pictures that present the most meaningful and eye-catching events that occurred across the globe over the past seven days.

      30
    • The World as Seen by Russian Diplomats' Wives
      Last update: 14:00 16.01.2020
      14:00 16.01.2020

      The World as Seen by Russian Diplomats' Wives

      The Community of Russian Diplomats' Wives was created about two years ago in Russia and today it includes about 250 wives of Russian diplomats in some 60 countries.

      14
    • Actor Robert De Niro accepts the Oscar for his performance in Raging Bull, at the 53rd annual Academy Awards show in Los Angeles, Calif., on March 31, 1981.
      Last update: 18:23 15.01.2020
      18:23 15.01.2020

      The Oscar 'Pioneers': Famous 'First' Winners of Academy Awards

      The nominations for the 2020 Academy Awards have been announced, with many experts noting that this year does not offer much diversity in the main categories.

      10
    • Miss Michigan Kirsten Haglund, second from right, reacts as she is named Miss America 2008 during the Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008.
      Last update: 15:30 13.01.2020
      15:30 13.01.2020

      Tears of Joy: 'Miss America' Pageant's Most Emotional Moments in 40 Years

      How do women react when they hear that they have been crowned as winners in a beauty contest? Check out Sputnik's gallery to see the moments of immense joy on the beauties' faces.

      14