The search for the new Miss Russia 2016 has begun in the country. Winner and runners up will go to Miss Universe 2016 and Miss World 2016. The national pageant will be held in the Concert Hall Barvikha Luxury Village in Moscow on 16 April 2016.
Miss Russia 2015 Sofia Nikitchuk will crown her successor at the end of the pageant. As Miss Russia, Nikitchuk represented Russia at Miss World 2015, were she placed first runner-up on 19 December. Sofia's first runner-up Vladislava Evtushenko competed at Miss Universe 2015 in Las Vegas but she failed to place.
Sofia Nikitchuk, Miss Russia 2015 and first runner-up at the Miss World Pageant
Russia has won three major international titles: Miss World 1992, Miss Universe 2002, who was later dethroned, and Miss World 2008.
Miss Russia 2016 Contestants
Miss Chuvashia 2015 - Anna Shvetsova
Miss Pskov 2015 - Valeria Ivanova
Miss Irkutsk 2015 - Elizaveta Zhuravlyova
Miss Volga 2015 - Maria Zvereva
Miss Ulyanovsk 2015 - Talia Aibedulina
Miss Ekaterinburg 2015 - Vladislava Tarasova
Miss Tomsk 2015 - Maria Shapovalova
Miss Samara 2015 - Yulia Dubrovina
Miss Podolsk 2015 - Alena Verkholantseva
Miss Crimea 2015 - Anna Sapega
Miss Krasnoyarsk 2015 - Anna Volzhentseva
Miss Severodvinsk 2015 - Darina Babkina
Miss Togliatti 2015 - Anastasia Gluzkova
Miss Veliky Novgorod 2016 - Elizaveta Vinogradova
Miss Kamchatka 2015 - Evgenia Krinitskaya
Miss Yaroslav 2015 - Ekaterina Vasileva
Miss Orol 2015 - Yulia Kapkova
Miss Tula 2015 - Daria Chernysheva
Miss Kuzbass 2015 - Vladislava Kruzhkova