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    Russia’s Most Valuable Treasure: Miss Russia Winners of the Last Decade

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    As 18-year-old Siberian beauty Yana Dobrovolskaya takes the 2016 Miss Russia title, let’s take a short trip down memory lane and revisit the amazing ladies who won the crown over the last decade.

    Miss Russia 2016 – Yana Dobrovolskaya

    A Russian dancer, she took part at the Sochi Olympic Games as an artist and is currently studying to be a choreographer. After winning the title, Yana will represent Russia in the upcoming Miss World and Miss Universe pageant.

    Contestant Yana Dobrovolskaya from Tyumen in the finals of Miss Russia 2016
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    Contestant Yana Dobrovolskaya from Tyumen in the finals of Miss Russia 2016

    Miss Russia 2015 – Sofia Nikitchuk

    Sofia, a 22-year-old actress and model, comes from the Russian city of Yekaterinburg in the Ural Mountains, less than 20 kilometers to the east of the border between Europe and Asia.

    Sofia Nikitchuk (Yekaterinburg), the winner of the Miss Russia 2015 title, at Barvikha Concert Hall
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    Sofia Nikitchuk (Yekaterinburg), the winner of the Miss Russia 2015 title, at Barvikha Concert Hall

    She graduated from Ural Federal University’s liberal arts department and won the Miss Russia title in 2015.

    She was also ranked second in the Miss World 2015 beauty pageant final, held at the Beauty Crown Grand Theatre in Sanya, China.

    Sofia Nikitchuk
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    Sofia Nikitchuk

    Miss Russia 2014 – Yulia Alipova

    Yulia, a 26-year-old graduate from Moscow Power Engineering Institute, was crowned with the title in 2014.

    Miss Russia Yulia Alipova arrives at Solare Garden in preparation for the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant on January 10, 2015 in Doral, Florida.
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    Miss Russia Yulia Alipova arrives at Solare Garden

    Miss Russia 2013 – Elmira Abdrazakova

    Elmira, 21, is a Kazakhstani-Russian model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Russia in 2013 and represented her country at the Miss Universe 2013 and Miss World 2013 pageants.

    Elmira is currently studying global economics at the Railroad University of Siberia, but dreams of becoming an actress.

    Elmira Abdrazakova during the Miss Universe 2013 Semifinal in Moscow
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    Elmira Abdrazakova during the Miss Universe 2013 Semifinal in Moscow

    Miss Russia 2012 – Elizaveta Golovanova

    Elizaveta, a 23-year-old beauty contestant from the city of Smolensk was Miss Russia 2012 and represented her country at Miss World 2012, where she did not place, and Miss Universe 2012, where she finished in the Top 10.

    Yelizaveta Golovanova, Miss Russia 2012, attends final show of the Miss Russia national beauty pageant
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    Yelizaveta Golovanova, Miss Russia 2012, attends final show of the Miss Russia national beauty pageant

    Miss Russia 2011 – Natalia Gantimurova

    Natalia, 24, represented Moscow and was crowned Miss Russia 2011 and represented her country in the 2011 Miss Universe and Miss World pageants.

    Miss Russia 2011 Natalya Gantimurova poses for a photo after holding an official news conference at RIA Novosti's press center ahead of participating in Miss Universe 2011 beauty pageant
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    Miss Russia 2011 Natalya Gantimurova poses for a photo after holding an official news conference at RIA Novosti's press center ahead of participating in Miss Universe 2011 beauty pageant

    Miss Russia 2010 – Irina Antonenko

    Irina, a 24-year-old model from Ekaterinburg, won the title in 2010 She also placed in the Top 15 at the Miss Universe 2010 pageant held on August 23, 2010 in Paradise, Nevada.

    Miss Russia 2010 Irina Antonenko during the news conference dedicated to her departure for Miss Universe international beauty contest
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    Miss Russia 2010 Irina Antonenko during the news conference dedicated to her departure for Miss Universe international beauty contest

    Miss Russia 2009 – Sofia Rudieva

    This 25-year —old Russian actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder was crowned Miss Russia 2009.

    Miss Russia 2009 Sofia Rudyeva from St. Petersburg after the beauty pageant finals at Moscow's Manezh Exhibition Center
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    Miss Russia 2009 Sofia Rudyeva from St. Petersburg after the beauty pageant finals at Moscow's Manezh Exhibition Center

    In 2008 there was no pageant held in Russia.

    Miss Russia 2007 — Ksenia Sukhinova

    Ksenia, 28, is a Russian TV Host, model and beauty queen who won Miss Russia 2007 and also Miss World 2008 in South Africa. She is the second Russian woman to win the Miss World pageant.

    Ksenia Sukhinova is the winner of the national Miss Russia 2007 contest
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    Ksenia Sukhinova is the winner of the national Miss Russia 2007 contest

    Miss Russia 2006 – Tatiana Kotova

    Tatiana, 30, a Russian singer, actress, television personality, winner of the Miss Russia 2006 title, is a former soloist in the Ukrainian female pop group VIA Gra.

    Tatiana Kotova (Rostov-on-Don, the winner of the Miss Russia 2006 competition, with its finals held at the Gostiny Dvor center
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    Tatiana Kotova (Rostov-on-Don, the winner of the Miss Russia 2006 competition, with its finals held at the Gostiny Dvor center

     

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