Friday, March 20, 2009

Masha

She's hotter than a firecracker and twice as loud! 24 yo Maria Segeyev - a philosphy student in Commonwealth Russia is a rising political czar.

Great Britain's Daily Mail reveals she's

"already tipped to become a minister, and perhaps achieve her goal of ruling Russia. Happy to exploit her glamorous looks, Maria Sergeyeva has emerged seemingly from nowhere to become a leading propagandist for her hero, Vladimir Putin, her country's 'Iron Man' Prime Minister.

'Maria is a potent combination,' says a supporter in Putin's party, United Russia. 'She can sway crowds with her passion, her looks and her punchy style, but she also reaches out via her blogs and webcasts to places that normal politics fails to go.'

Although Sergeyeva claims that she holds no official position in the Young Guards, she is suddenly ubiquitous in Russian society - writing newspaper articles, attending political rallies (which, unlike so many others, don't get banned) and pontificating via the internet. One recent speech that was made available online had 140,000 hits, crashing the political website hosting it.

Her nationalist rhetoric is blunt, if not outright incendiary. At a time when racist attacks in her country are at unprecedented levels, she recently told immigrants to leave.

'They grab our work,' she said. 'Immigrants should work in places where Russians don't want to, or they should go back home.'

She went on the offensive against former chess champion Garry Kasparov, one of Putin's few critics, saying he 'sold himself to American spies'. Another opponent, writer Eduard Limonov, was dismissed as having 'the face of someone who is psychologically abnormal'.

She declared: 'I personally consider them my enemies. They cast doubt on things that are very important to me: the integrity of Russia and its sovereignty.'

Boasting that she wears almost exclusively Russian-made clothes rather than Western designer labels - she has a fondness for pink bikinis - Sergeyeva urges drivers to follow her example by shunning foreign cars."

Nom de guerre'd "Masha' this party girl really loves to party.

'I'm at a conference. Drunk - and after the banya [sauna]. It's 3am. A plastic glass with champagne in one hand and single malt whisky, 12 years old, in the other. So I drink champagne after whisky. And wearing nothing but stockings and flag of Cuba. This is my way of finding adventures.'

She is critical of the West, especially America, seeing the world through the same prism as her leader. 'Only the United States is our real competitor,' she says. 'When they provoked war in Georgia and revolution in Ukraine, I was so angry.'

Despite all her anti-Western rhetoric, Sergeyeva idolises Margaret Thatcher and Winston Churchill - she carries a book of his quotations in her handbag.

'I love Thatcher and Churchill because they are self-made leaders,' she says. 'I think Thatcher and I have some similarities. I don't like how my voice sounds when I am making speeches and I have read that Thatcher corrected her vocal cords to make her voice sound better - I may do the same. She worked hard. She is a good example for me.'

Insiders believe she has a long political career ahead of her. 'It's likely that she'll be very successful,' predicts politician Robert Schlegel, himself a former Nashi member. She is tipped to join Schlegel soon in the Russian parliament.

Although she collects guns and is a proficient markswoman, she insists: 'I am not so violent. I also love dancing. I love the Hustle, Arabic dance and Latina.'

But politics will always come first. 'I would like one day to become President or at least Prime Minister,' she says. 'I don't think Russia is ready for a female president. On the other hand, in 20 years' time, when I am 44, this may change and it will be the right time for my presidency.'

In the meantime, she proudly recalls the achievements of another of her role models, on whom history's verdict is somewhat equivocal.

'I adore Catherine the Great,' she says. 'Now she was a great leader.'


Shout out to Yevgeny Bendersky for the heads up

Pic "Masha finds adventures while drunk and wearing nothing but a Cuban flag"

4 comments:

Skunkfeathers said...

Well...she might be as nationalist and dangerous as Putin or that other uber-nationalist Russian (whose name is eluding me just now...he was a verbal bomb-thrower in the 90s), but dang...she's a hottie, to be sure. She can pink bikini for me, anytime ;)

Donald Douglas said...

Maria Segeyev is hot!

Skunkfeathers said...

Of course, not as *hot* as GSGF!

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