Not long after the 1917 Communist Revolution in Russia, Finland was given its independence from Russia, by Lenin. The capitalist West then used Finland as a spring-board for all kinds of counter-revolutionary activity during the Russian Civil War and after. In the early 1930’s, Finland entered into an alliance with Hitler’s Nazi Germany and assisted that despicable regime’s invasion of the USSR in the 1940’s. Finland has always been a hot-bed of rightwing racism and xenophobia. With the collapse of Soviet Communism in 1991, and the mass importation of capitalism and neo-Nazism, a number of Russians now share Finnish racist attitudes (despite Russia losing 27 to 40 million people fighting fascism during WWII). This normalising of racism in Eastern Europe with the racism of Western Europe, has been most evident in the reception of the result of a beauty pageant held in Helsinki – Finland. The internet in Russia and the West has been abuzz with the most vicious and hate-filled racism imaginable, following victory of Sephora Ikalaba (a 19 year old African migrant), who was voted ‘Miss Helsinki’ 2017. White racists from across Europe have gone online to ‘protest’ the decision, and although writing in many languages, the racism expressed is always the same. Sephora, so the racists state, is ‘ugly’, and was voted the winner because of ‘political correctness’, and not because of any merit she might possess. The racists are of the opinion that all the ‘White’ contestants were far better ‘looking’, and that Sephora should not have won the competition. Other racists raise the false issue of ‘White victim-hood’, and state that soon the White race will nolonger exist, or that White people will lose control of their countries, if such ‘multicultural’ results continue to occur. Of course, none of these racists discuss that beauty pageants are demeaning to the women that participate in them, or that the women participating are being physically exploited. With the collapse of Communist ‘Internationalism’, the racism of capitalism has become rampant throughout the former Soviet Union. Although I am not interested in women being treated like slabs of meat (as if ‘looking’ a certain way constitutes an achievement in the real world), I support Sephora’s right to live in Finland and to participate ‘equally’ in all Finnish cultural activities.