Russian defence minister appoints new spokesperson, 26 years old former journalist

Russian defence minister appoints new spokesperson, 26 years old former journalist
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MOSCOW - Defense minister’s new press secretary is apparently a new internet sensation in Russia, as comments on the looks of a 26-year-old former journalist have flooded social media, RT has reported.

Her name is Rossiyana Markovskaya and she was appointed personal spokeswoman for Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu on Friday. She’s a former correspondent and news anchor on local TV networks, and Rossiyana has already earned a nickname “Defense cutie” ( “Oboronyasha” in Russian).

People rushed to Rossiyana’s Facebook page And Instagram to check out the young official, with comments varying from the offensive to those praising the minister’s choice. One Twitter account even suggested Rossiyana has taken over from Natalia Poklonskaya, a former Crimean prosecutor, who captivated the internet, becoming famous even outside Russia. 

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