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"Miss Universe" was the result of a major scandal

April 15 2009

April 15, 1849 in Moscow, was solemnly consecrated by one of the most beautiful palaces of the Russian capital - Grand Kremlin Palace. It was built in 1838-1849 years by order of Emperor Nicholas I, a group of Russian architects under the supervision of KA Ton.

In addition to newly constructed buildings in the palace complex also included facilities XV - XVII centuries: Faceted Chamber, Terem Palace, the Golden Tsarina's Chamber and the palace church. In the inner space was one of the oldest temples of the capital - the Cathedral of Our Saviour on the Bor and later demolished the Soviet authorities in 1933.

Grand Kremlin Palace has five state rooms - St. George, Andrew, Alexander, Vladimir and Catherine - named in honor of the relevant orders of the Russian Empire. It is noteworthy that the decoration of halls and aged in an appropriate style orders.

Consecration of the Grand Kremlin Palace was carried into the night after the Easter Paschal Matins and preceded the arrival of the king, and celebrations. Originally, the palace served as the residence of Russian tsars, and later it took the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, for which Andrew and Alexander Halls were rebuilt, but in 1994 - 1998 they were restored.

Now the Grand Kremlin Palace is part of the residence of the President of Russia, and its halls are important nation-wide ceremonies, whether it be awarded government awards or credentials, the inauguration of the newly elected head of state and many other important events.

April 15, 1951 in London hosted the first Miss Universe. "This is an international show held annually is the most prestigious beauty contest on the planet.

History of "Miss Universe" began immediately after his victory in the competition "Miss America" in 1951 Yolande Betbeze, who refused to pose in swimsuits Catalina is manufactured by Pacific Mills, the former then a major sponsor of the competition. In response to a demarche by the winner, the company withdrew from participation in the "Miss America" and established an alternative, already an international competition "Miss Universe". Parade was first broadcast on television in 1955, until 1971 the competition was held in the U.S., but in 1972 he carried out each year in the new country.

Typically, participants in the contest "Miss Universe" are selected for the national beauty contest of the participating countries. Minimum age of participants Miss Universe must be 18 years old. Places are determined by vote of the participating judges. The winner receives a contract for one year, during which travels the world with advertising, and charitable purposes.

Of course, Russian beauties were not just appreciated by the organizers. In 2002, he became the winner of Miss Russia's Oxana Fedorova, the 2005 "Miss Universe" became a citizen of Canada, Natalie Glebova, who was born in Tuapse.

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