A page on a popular Russian social media network devoted to Adolf Hitler was suspended Sunday after holding a beauty pageant dubbed “Miss Hitler.”
The competition, hosted by the Adolf Hitler page on VKontakte and officially titled “Miss Ostland 2014,” drew 24 contestants.
The page, which had over 7,500 followers, encouraged women to enter the competition by posting sexy Nazi-themed selfies together with an entry explaining why they “love and revere the Third Reich of Adolf Hitler.”
VKontakte wrote that the page was “suspended due to calls to violent actions.”
The social network site is home to other neo-Nazi pages, according to website Vocative.
The contest had been named in tribute to the 1941 Nazi occupation of the Baltic states, in which over a million Jews were murdered.
The contestant with the most “likes” from group members was promised a piece of jewelry from a company called “Magic Workshop,” featuring the Nordic runes loved by Hitler, the page said.
Leading the competition with 76 likes had been Elena Bernatskaya from Ukraine, who said in her caption “Do not forget! Adolf his name, He is our eternal race, he has been given eternal life.”
The other entrants also echoed the anti-Semitic sentiments in their captions.
Russian Ekaterina Matveeva said she believed that “Adolf Hitler’s position is genius and true, that races are different not only in appearance, but also in intelligence,” while Ukrainian Alina VoroninaIf said she was dedicated to Holocaust revisionism.