August, 27 to September, 1 2017 an annual charity event “Operation Smile” took place in Ulan-Ude, Republic of Buryatia, in the Republican Clinical Hospital named after Semashko. This event is focused on absolutely free surgical treatment of congenital children`s pathology such as cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial troubles.
This year Miss Russia 2017 Polina Popova arrived in Ulan-Ude to participate in the “Operation Smile” and support the event as a volunteer. Polina took part in a press conference along with doctors from Belarus and various Russian cities. She said that the topic of children’s health is very close for her, as her parents always helped children hospitals and orphanages.
“I appreciate the doctors for what they are doing! I cannot imagine what mothers and relatives are experiencing now, but I see what kind of energy you have, what you give to these children and what you get in return. You give your incredible talent, all your free time and you enjoy the process. It is a great honor for me to be here with you — at least a little involved in it. My mission is to talk about such great professionals — as you are — who help children and do it free of charge”, — says Polina Popova.
We are very proud that our beautiful Miss Russia girls as volunteers from the national beauty contest have successfully participated in the “Operation Smile” campaign in various cities of Russia already for six years!