A vile online beauty contest called & # 39; Miss Hitler & # 39; It was closed after attracting neo-Nazi women from around the world to pose with swastikas and copies of Mein Kampf.
A page dedicated to the spooky contest in VKontakte, the Russian equivalent of Facebook, asked the neo-Nazis to join the vote and find a winner who is "radical and fanatical of Hitler".
The disgusting competition had finalists from Germany, Italy, Russia and the United States, who were photographed in Nazi uniforms, saluting Hitler and carrying copies of Mein Kampf.
The page has now been suspended after alleged calls to violence, but profile pages belonging to individual participants, including & # 39; Miss Edelweiss & # 39; and & # 39; Miss Eva Braun & # 39;, are still online.
Miss Edelweiss, from Italy, was one of the contestants in the spooky contest & # 39; Miss Hitler & # 39;
Miss Marta, from Russia, salutes Hitler in front of a flag while posing for the contest
One contestant even had the Reichsadler, a Nazi emblem with an eagle on top of a swastika, tattooed on the back.
The sick page had attracted thousands of visitors before it closed yesterday.
The organizers of the contest said that their goal was to promote Hitler's culture; encourage interaction between the Hitler community; cleaning the image of Adolf Hitler, showing [the] beauty of the Hitlerian culture & # 39; and & # 39; protect and defend women & # 39;
VKontakte, which is used by 68 percent of Russians with Internet access, has faced a series of criminal lawsuits against its users for extremism.
After Miss Hitler's contest caught her attention, VKontakte, also known as VK, closed the page and issued a statement condemning the hate speech.
"The community was blocked due to the violation of our rules," said a spokesman.
One participant had the Reichsadler tattooed on her back (left), while Miss Skuld (right) dressed in a traditional suit for her entrance to the sick competition
A poster for the competition on the Russian website VKontakte shows the last six contestants
Miss Skuld, from Germany, poses with Iron Crosses and a Reichsadler hat for the contest
"VK is always intolerable to calls for violence, to nationalist and extremist propaganda.
& # 39; Anyone can report illegal, offensive, or untrustworthy content with the help of the & # 39; report & # 39; We review all reports without exceptions.
"VK has one of the biggest moderation teams and we react as fast as we can: content that violates our rules or the law is eliminated and offenders are prohibited."
Sova, which tracks radicalism and human rights violations in Russia, said 658 people were condemned for various forms of extremist speech last year, compared with 133 in 2011.
About 90 percent of the cases involved speech on the Internet, and most of these were on social networks, which is dominated by VKontakte in Russia.
In response, the website has allowed users to make their accounts totally private and unspeakable.
A flyer for this horrible event pays tribute to Hitler enthusiasts "fanatics and radicals"
A group of women greet Hitler in a promotional image of the disgusting competition