The 17-year old Russian youth powerlifting champion Maryana Naumova, who bench presses nearly 150 kilos and who is often regarded as the world’s strongest girl, has recently returned from her voyage to war-torn Syria and shared her experience with Sputnik.

According to Naumova, despite all the hardships and the horrors of war, the people of Syria continue to display remarkable resilience, persevering against all the odds and struggling to bring peace to their ravaged country.

Even as the government forces, aided by their Russian and Iranian allies, continue to liberate cities from the clutches of terrorists, the civilian agencies swiftly rush in to repair the damaged infrastructure and help the people to restore their lives.

"I went to Homs and Aleppo, I visited sports schools and schools for the children of fallen Syrian soldiers; I also attended the weightlifting and judo competitions that were held in Aleppo. I was amazed by the fact that only a month after the city’s liberation the government is providing assistance to the local children and athletes. There was a trainer there who guided me around, pointing at crates of apples and juice and joyfully shouting ‘The terrorists got kicked out, and now my children have everything they need – juice, milk, fruits; they’ll become champions!’" Naumova said.
She also remarked that she met a lot of people with different backgrounds during her trip, and they are all convinced that the government of Bashar Assad is the only chance for peace and stability in Syria.
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Hanging out with Asma Assad

and some Syrian troops

and the Syrian Muslim spiritual leader

and some random civilians
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visiting a school
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shooting AK at military base
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and more
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This is her second visit to Syria, actually. She was there before in 2015, in September, shortly before Putin sent Russian military there to help Assad.

This is one interesting girl...

She has competed in weightlifting since young age.

Met some famous people, along the way, like Hulk Hogan

and Arnold Schwarzenegger


But, since 2014, she went hard into patriotism/nationalism/whatever.

She visited the rebels in Donbass many times


Here, with female rebel fighter
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visiting a school there
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And she brought on a winter trip to Moscow little Bogdana Nesheret

Bogdana is considered the youngest ever Donbass rebel, having "joined" a militia in early 2015 alongside her father, at age of 9 or possibly even 8! At that age, she worked at a field hospital, bandaging injured fighters and civilians; and learned how to fire an AK, and even helped guard a checkpoint once, though far away from the front lines.

She has also met Igor Dodon, the new, pro-Russian President of Moldova


And went on an exciting, I am sure, trip to North Korea, on a personal invitation of Kim Jong Un, after, apparently, writing him a nice letter

lol

She is now more of a celebrity for this, in Russia, than for any athletic stuff.

Here, giving a talk to young lads at a penal colony for juvenile criminals

Helping reform them into law abiding patriots hehe

Me thinks its all not a coincidence. She is likely being directed by the Kremlin. Putin is not stupid. He knows that stuffy old assholes like Dmitry Kiselyov spewing idiotic propaganda from the TV screen would not appeal to younger Russians. What you need to put your ideology into their heads, is a nice looking fellow young person, who makes wide use if modern social media. Like Maryana Naumova.

She not only praises Putin everywhere. But Russia's allies too. Assad as you see in the Sputnik article, she makes him sound like some holy savior of Syrians... And after the North Korea trip, she ranted against Western media who, she said, always lie, including about NK, where, apparently, life is much better than Western media portrays lmao

Crazy... Putin really is a cunning dude, I have to give him props there...