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Apparently There Is an Adolf Hitler Beauty Pageant. Guess Which Country's Social Media Is Hosting It.

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"He is my idol."

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Nazi-loving ladies finally have a beauty pageant all their own: Miss Ostland 2014, sponsored by an Adolf Hitler fan page.

To be clear: it's a Russian and Ukrainian-sponsored Nazi internet beauty competition.

Vocativ brought the bizarre contest to the world's attention on Thursday, reporting on how VKontakte, Russia's largest social networking service, is playing host to the Nazi-themed beauty competition.

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The young women competing have left such Hitler-praising accolades as, "He is my idol," and written of their love for the Third Reich in their photo captions.

The term "Ostland," as Vocativ noted, refers to the Reichskommissariat Ostland, the Nazi German administration of the Baltic States that lasted only a few years.

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As Vocativ reported, the women are competing for prizes including Nazi paraphernalia and items associated with the History Channel's "Vikings" series.

Why anyone would compete in a Hitler-themed beauty pageant remains beyond comprehension, but it's worth noting that the competition is drawing from Russia and Ukraine, both of which were absolutely devastated by the German invasion during World War II.

Ironically in Germany, where Holocaust denial and displaying the swastika are now illegal, a Nazi-themed beauty pageant would likely be a lot harder to pull off.

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