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Former Russian Beauty Queen among Victims of Moscow Attack

Sun 24 Mar 2024 | 05:43 AM
Taarek Refaat

Miss Tver 2001 winner Ekaterina Novoselova was killed in the Crocus terrorist attack.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia previously published a preliminary list of the names of those killed in the terrorist attack, which contains 13 names, including Ekaterina Novoselova.

Olga Darjevic, former director of the Charme modeling agency, who organized the competition in 2001, confirmed her death and said: “Yes, this is what really happened. It is a great tragedy.”

She added: "I wrote to Ekaterina's mother when the news appeared in the newspapers, and asked her about the matter and is everything okay with her? She wrote me only two words that she was killed."

She added: "She has two beautiful children, a boy and a girl. She is a very smart and very kind girl ... We are shocked, and we still cannot believe that such a tragedy happened."

Yesterday evening, Friday, four heavily armed men attacked the Crocus City Hall shopping center on the outskirts of Moscow, opened fire on civilians there, and set fire to the center, killing and wounding hundreds.