Russian MoD appoints 26yo spokeswoman – and she’s already a social media sensation (PHOTOS)
Rossiyana Markovskaya was appointed personal spokesperson for Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu on Friday. She is a former correspondent and news anchor on national TV networks, and has already earned the nickname ‘Defense Cutie’ (‘Oboronyasha’ in Russian).
People rushed to Markovskaya’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 person on Twitter even suggested that Markovskaya has taken over from Natalia Poklonskaya, a former Crimean prosecutor who captivated the internet, becoming famous in Russia and around the world.