A Rebel Beauty Pageant: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 98)

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) in eastern Ukraine held a unique beauty pageant — where the contestants were all female rebel fighters. VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky attended the pageant and spoke with the contestants who, in the midst of ongoing fighting, said they are proud to be battling for independence in the region. Watch “In the Trenches with the DNR: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 97)” – http://bit.ly/1vYRcNU Watch “Russia’s Ghost Army in Ukraine” – http://bit.ly/1AOAZGI Read “Chechen Officer Admits Guilt In Opposition Leader Nemtsov’s Murder’ – http://bit.ly/1F3UpOl Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos

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