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Russia will not participate in Miss Universe 2019

17:58, 18 November 2019
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The winner of the Miss Russia 2019 contest Alina Sanko will not be able to take part in the Miss Universe contest this year.

According to the director of the Miss Russia contest Anastasia Belyak, it was originally planned that Alina Sanko would go to both competitions, reports TASS news agency.

This year the contests overlap. One will be held on December 8, and the other — on [December] 14. We learned about this less than a month ago. Due to the fact that the organizers provided the infomation so late, we are not going [to participate], stated the director of the Russian beauty contest.

Anastasia Belyak also noted that Alina would not have enough time to get American visa and prepare for the Miss Universe contest. She also recalled that under the terms of Miss Russia 2019, the girl received the right to take part in both competitions.

The Director of Miss Russia 2019 wished that the organizers of such a high-end event will «provide the details of the competition in advance.»

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