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Miss Universe Pageant to be held in Moscow

by Anna Arutunyan at 17/06/2013 11:58

The 2013 Miss Universe beauty pageant will be held in Moscow on November 9, the organization announced on its website.

The venue will be Crocus City Hall, a complex located on the northwestern edge Moscow, with a seating capacity of over 6,000 people. This will be the first time the pageant will be held in Russia.

Currently owned by real estate mogul Donald Trump, who announced the location for he 2013 pageant on Sunday, Miss Universe was set up in 1952. Oksana Fedorova became the first and so far the only Miss Universe from Russia. This year, 25-year-old Erin Brady, Miss USA of 2013, will compete for the title of Miss Universe.

The current Miss Universe is Olivia Culpo from the United States. The current Miss Russia is Kazakhstan-born Elmira Abdrazakova.

This article is a corrected version of the original, which incorrectly identified Ariella Arida as the current Miss Universe. Ariella Arida is a contender for Miss Universe 2013 from the Philippines. Updated on July 5, 2013.

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