Russian beauty queen Olga Kuzkova has been stripped of her Miss Russia Premier League beauty title after pictures of her supporting Nazism surfaced on social media.
The competition consists of each of Russia’s 16 football teams selecting a beauty to represent them. Ms Kizkova took out the title of Miss Charming.
But controversy erupted soon after when pictures of Kuzkova, dressed in a maid’s outfit with a swastika armband and a message supporting the incineration of Jews, surfaced on Vkontakte, a Russian social media platform.
The Moscow Times reported, “In one picture, Kuzkova gazes into the camera, her right hand extended in a Nazi salute as she stands in front of a wall bearing Nazi graffiti.
“Anbother features two photos spliced together. The first shows a Cadbury bubbly bar (a popular candy bar made up of oddly sized chocolate sphere. The second shows a group of small African children, clad in dirty clothing, posing for a group shot in what appeared to be a remote village. The insinuation is that the children and the chocolate bar looks alike. Kuzkova wrote: ‘I love chocolate, but after this image I developed an … aversion.’
Kzukova’s boyfriend is shown with the numbers “14/88” tattooed on his legs – a code for ‘Heil Hitler’. The photograph of the couple has the words ‘White Love’ written beneath it.
CSKA fans created a Facebook page to pressure the organisers to strip Kuzkova of her title.
The Russian Premier league duly did so. The Executive director of the league, Sergei Cheban, said to the Russian newspaper Sport Express: “We do not tolerate manifestations of fascism, nationalism, and racism.
“It is unfortunate that it happened. However I beg (everyone) to understand the situation.”
He said Kuzkova was willing to give up her title. Doing so, she realised would limit the potential damage to the CSKA.