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    Miss Russia 2018 Yulia Polyachikhina (Chuvash Republic) during the awards ceremony for the finalists of the Miss Russia 2018 national beauty contest at the Barvikha concert hall

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    Following the culmination of the biggest and probably the most prestigious annual pageant in Russia, one girl was elected as the symbol of the country’s feminine beauty.

    Yulia Polyachikhina, an 18-year old student from Chuvashia Region, was crowned as Miss Russia 2018 during an award ceremony held in the country’s capital on April 14.

    She was presented with a crown of white gold encrusted with diamonds, rubies and sapphires, along with about $48,000 and a new car as part of her prize.

    According to the information available on the pageant’s website, Polyachikhina was born in the city of Cheboksary.

    She graduated from high school in 2017 and now seeks to study journalism in university.

    Polyachikhina is a dedicated aerobic fitness enthusiast and an avid badminton player.

    As the Miss Russia 2018, Polyachikhina will now get the opportunity to represent the country at the Miss World and Miss Universe beauty pageants.

    Miss Russia 2018 Yulia Polyachikhina (Chuvash Republic) during the awards ceremony for the finalists of the Miss Russia 2018 national beauty contest at the Barvikha concert hall
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    Miss Russia 2018 Yulia Polyachikhina (Chuvash Republic) during the awards ceremony for the finalists of the Miss Russia 2018 national beauty contest at the Barvikha concert hall

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