Russia's Nuclear Beauties

Miss Atom is a Russian beauty contest open only to women in the nuclear world.

Russian Ploy to Make Nuclear Scientists Out of Its Women

Miss Atom 2009
Miss Atom 2009
Miss Atom 2009
Miss Atom 2009
Miss Atom 2009
Miss Atom 2009
Miss Atom 2009
Miss Atom 2009
Miss Atom 2009
Miss Atom 2009
Miss Atom 2009
Miss Atom is a Russian beauty contest open only to women in the nuclear industry. The aim of the competition is to promote the industry among Russian girls as a popular career choice. General director Ilya Platonov of the company Nuclear.Ru, which has run the competition since 2004, told ABC News, "We wanted to show the general public that the nuclear industry is an industry like any other, and that ordinary people work in it, including young attractive women." Miss Atom contestant Julia Leonova loves piano, singing and learning foreign languages. (http://miss2009.nuclear.ru)
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