Beauty and brains: Meet Defense Minister Shoigu’s new Press Secretary

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November 17 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

Rosbalt – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, has appointed 26-year-old television journalist, Russiana Markovskaya, as his new press secretary. Markovskaya will work for the Defense Minister directly, while Igor Konashenkov remains the spokesperson of the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Defense Ministry. 

Markovskaya graduated from the Far Eastern Federal University, studying journalism. Then she worked in a Vladivostok television and radio company, and since 2015 she has been a correspondent for the Zvezda television channel. 

Social media users were not as much surprised by the unusual name of the woman (literal translation – “Russia”) but her looks. However, few photos of the 26-year-old exist – she has deleted her account in VKontakte and Instagram.

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