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Turkish Woman Wins Soviet Contest

January 23, 1989

MOSCOW (AP) _ Meltem Hakarar of Turkey on Sunday won the first international beauty contest held in Moscow, winning the ″Charm 89″ title over 28 other contestants from 11 countries.

The contest, held at Moscow’s Kosmos Hotel, was organized by the Soviet state-run travel agency Intourist, the hotel, a Soviet cultural center and several other organizations.

It drew contestants from Israel, Singapore, Greece, West Germany, Norway, as well as several from different parts of the Soviet Union.

The first beauty contest held in Moscow occurred in June 1988 when ″Miss Moscow″ was crowned.

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