Maria Sergeyeva has created an internet sensation with her good looks, pro-Putin rhetoric and passionate pro-Kremlin speeches. The young Russian beauty is the new face of the Russian pro-Putin youth movement, the Young Guard. She is part of what has become known as the Putin Generation in Russia. Read her biography, see photos and videos below. New photos have been added including a Maria Sergeyeva bikini photo.
Maria Sergeyeva is emerging as the new face of Russian nationalism. Several years ago, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin began guaranteeing his future by organizing a youth division of the United Russia Party. The youth divisions are known as Nashi, the Molodaya Gvardia, the Young Guard among others. Their numbers have grown along with their pro- Kremlin and pro- Putin rhetoric, protests and demonstrations. Sergeyeva is a member of the Molodaya Gvardia.
During a recent pro-Kremlin rally (Komsomol rally), Maria gave a rousing and emotionally charged speech that has propelled her to fame. A video of the speech has gone viral on Russian YouTube and discussions of her are so intense and prolific, that the moderator of Ru_Politics (Russia’s largest blogging community) had to shut off any further comments about Sergeyeva.
The Patriotic youth of Russia are growing in numbers. Their rhetoric and protests are growing as the economic crisis worsens. Putin has sponsored these youth movements as a counter measurement to any anti-Kremlin political activism. No one can say that Putin doesn’t understand the power of using the media. Check out the Nashi videos here and here. He knows how to use sex appeal to his advantage as well. Remember Putin’s Babes?
When Maria spoke at the rally in Red Square, she declared that Putin would never let her be out of work illegally. She passionately told the crowd, “Teach Putin to make a [Lada] better than a Lexus, Sergeyeva implored. “If you don’t know any better, don’t dare to criticize the Russian auto industry!
After a stint in the Democratic Party of Russia, which she left because of the party’s support for Russia’s membership in the European Union, Sergeyeva joined Young Guard in 2006 and swiftly climbed the ranks.
“I was always proposing initiatives, writing scenarios for events and coming up with ideas, she said. “Then I began to give speeches myself at events.
The turning point in her career, she says, was a speech she gave at a 2007 protest organized by The Other Russia, a loose coalition of opposition groups led by former world chess champion Garry Kasparov and writer Eduard Limonov.
In the speech, a video of which is posted on YouTube, she claims that Kasparov “sold himself to American spies and says Limonov “has the face of someone who is psychologically abnormal.
“I personally consider them my enemies, Sergeyeva said. “They cast doubt on things that are very important to me: the integrity of Russia and its sovereignty.
Sergeyeva, who is strikingly similar in appearance and manner to actress Reese Witherspoon in the 2001 movie “Legally Blonde, has shown a penchant for sneering remarks about the appearances of those she deems political foes.
In her LiveJournal blog, Sergeyeva described liberal journalist and political commentator Yevgenia Albats as an “aging Komsomol worker and suggested that radio talk show host and journalist Yulia Latynina was becoming increasingly unattractive.
“She used to be pretty as well as smart, Sergeyeva wrote of Latynina. “What do you need to do to turn into that in a photo?
Sergeyeva suggested that excessive negativity was physically affecting Latynina.
“It’s my personal opinion, Sergeyeva told The St. Petersburg Times. “I’m not saying that Yulia Latynina is ugly. I’m saying that if a person experiences a lot of negative emotions — and if you read Latynina, she is just always negative — that negativity is reflected in the face.
Albats, editor of the liberal weekly magazine The New Times, could not be reached for comment. Latynina, who writes a column for The St. Petersburg Times, said that as a rule she does not comment on what “people paid by United Russia say about her.
Sergeyeva denied that she received a salary from United Russia. “I do everything on a voluntary basis, she said, adding that she earns income from editing, writing articles and teaching writing skills.
Marginal opposition figures and Kremlin critics aren’t the only people Sergeyeva has zeroed in on as enemies of Russia. Young Guard has also embraced an anti-immigration platform.
At one demonstration last year, she held up a checked suitcase and called on immigrants to “go home.
Maria Sergeyeva is also known as Мари Sergeyeva. Her name has been mistakenly translated as Marina Sergeyeva. Her nickname is Masha. She is 24-years-old. She is a student of Philosophy. She comes from a working class family. Her father was a metal worker and her mother was an accountant. Both are now retired.
Maria enjoys reading. She is studying Churchill’s speeches. She’s speaks to her fans and critics alike from her LiveJournal blog.
She joined the Young Guard in 2006. Her success as a member of the United Russia Young Guard is a major stepping stone to a promising political career.
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