The photos of Sofia Nikitchuk Miss Russia 2015 for Stolnik Magazine triggered a heated discussion in social media: Miss Russia used a Russian flag instead of a dress.
Russian Activits want to punish Sofia Nikitchuk for abuse
Activists from the Russian city of Yekaterinburg took a step further and appealed to the prosecutor of Sverdlovsk region to consider the legality of Sofia Nikitchuk’s use of the Russian tricolour in a photoshoot, regional news website ekb-room.ru reports. They want to punish her for abuse of the state symbols of the Russian Federation.
The Russian People’s Front demands Nikitchuk should be sentenced to correctional tasks for the desecration of symbols of the Russian Federation, korrespondent.net says.
The photoshoot took place at the end of April when Sofia Nikitchuk returned to her hometown of Yekaterinburg shortly after winning the Miss Russia beauty contest in Moscow.
Sofia Nikitchuk’s reaction
Sofia Nikitchuk didn’t react to this attack, but what is wrong ? Sofia promotes the beauty of Russian Women. Currently, the pageant girl focuses on her preparation for Miss Universe 2015 and Miss World 2015.
Anna Reshyotkina, Stolnik’s editor-in-chief told the Moscow Times that shortly after the edition hit the shelves, she had been called into the prosecutors office in the Sverdlovsk region.
“I was called to the Prosecutor’s Office for a half-hour conversation after which I had to write a statement saying who was responsible for the decision to use that cover. I took full responsibility for the decision,” she said.