Sofia Nikitchuk (21) was crowned Miss Russia 2015 during the televised gala held at the Barvikha Luxury Village in Moscow on April 18th.
The first Vice-Miss was Vladislava Yevtushenko and the second Vice-Miss was Anastasia Naydenova.
Sofia is a student at the University of Ural. She is expected to represent Russia in both the Miss World and Miss Universe pageants.
Rolene Strauss (Miss World) and Paulina Vega (Miss Universe) were not present at this years event, which is the only beauty pageant that traditionally invites both titleholders.