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NEW DELHI, may 24. /Offset. TASS Evgenie Pahomov/. Russian Elena Vervecine became the winner of the first international contest Miss International BRICS, which ended in new Delhi. This was announced on Thursday, TASS President of the International Alliance of strategic projects of the BRICS Larisa Zelentsova.

“The competition began on 22 may in the framework of the international meeting “the Alliance of the BRICS Business Forum – 2018″, which opened on Monday. And today I can tell you that the winner was the representative of Russia Elena Vervecine, second, and third place was taken by girls from Iran and India,” said Zelentsov.

She noted that the competition was attended by the representatives of Brazil, Hungary, Germany, Zimbabwe, India, Iran, Nepal, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Uganda, Japan.

As told TASS the representative of the organizers from the Indian side, Mr . Gilani, the decision to organize such a competition because the organizers of the forum wanted to come up with something unusual for the “boring” economic meetings.

“We wanted to hold a cultural show in different countries. However, in many international meetings are of such cultural events. So we wanted to do something new – a beauty pageant where representatives of different countries could also present themselves and their culture. And invited representatives of all States who collaborate with the BRICS”, – he said.

Beauty and culture

During the performance, the girls showed national costumes, sang songs, talked about the culture of their countries. The Russian party during a speech in national costumes performed Russian dance “Kalinka-Malinka”.

“I work in a big company as an assistant Manager. In October of last year, I participated in the contest Miss Global Beauty Queen, which took place in South Korea. There I met with the representative of India, who then wrote to me telling about this contest in new Delhi and was invited to take part in it, – told TASS the winner Elena Vervecine. – I sent a request, my candidacy was accepted. And here I am!”

International Alliance of strategic projects of the BRICS was established on 29 February 2016. It is an Autonomous non-profit organization promoting the development of international relations within the BRICS group. At a meeting in new Delhi brought together representatives of Russia, other member countries of the Union, as well as representatives from Serbia, Malaysia, Germany, the UK and other States. The meeting participants considered the projects for joint implementation in the framework of the “five”.