Miss Hitler Beauty Pageant Canceled

Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
A screengrab of Vocativ showing the Miss Ostland page before it was taken down.Credit: From Vocativ

Katya Shkredova will have to keep a stiff upper lip: The beautiful Belarusian's hopes of becoming Russia's Miss Hitler have been thwarted after the anti-Semitic online beauty pageant was taken down from the Russian networking website VKontakte on Monday for violating its Term of Service.

Called Miss Ostland 2014 (Ostland was the name Nazi Germany gave to the occupied Baltic states and eastern Poland), the contest was hosted on the site's Adolf Hitler group page, which has more than 7,000 followers, according to the Vocative website.

Women interested in participating in the competition were asked to send in sexy photographs of themselves, as well as to write about their love for Hitler. The candidate who received the most likes was to be declared the winner.

For instance, the previously mentioned Katya Shkredova, who took the lead when Haaretz first reported the story, said she “adores Adolf” for his philosophy on the “ideal society.” The thing she loves most about him is his will to “experiment on people.”

However, the page has been taken down due to its "calls for violent actions," according to Vocativ, which asked VKontakt for a response.

According to VKontakt's head of public relations, the website's Terms of Service prohibit users from “loading, storing, publishing, disseminating, making available or otherwise using any information which: propagandizes and/or contributes to racial, religious, ethnic hatred or hostility, propagandizes fascism or racial superiority,” Vocativ reported.

Hopes dashed: The contestants (screenshot)

Though the Miss Ostland 2014 page has been taken down, hundreds of pro-Nazi groups are still prospering on the Russian equivalent of Facebook, each of which home to between 5,000 to 30,000 followers, Vocativ reported.

Click the alert icon to follow topics: