Maria Sergeyeva, a 24-year-old Russian Philosophy student, is now an internet sensation both home and abroad. Maria Sergeyeva who loves pink bikinis is becoming a symbol of Russia’s nationalism.

“I was brought up to be a patriot from day one,” said Sergeyeva when interviewed recently. “My love for Russia came with my mother’s milk.”

Maria Sergeyeva caught the attention of the overseas media for spearheading the economy-staggering Russia’s nationalistic youth movements to ardently support Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

No better words in my vocabularies than UK’s Times and Dailymail can be found to describe how Maria Sergeyeva whose ambition is Russian President or at least Prime Minister has achieved the political prominence some young activists couldn’t achieve through pro-Kremlin activities (blogging, web-casting, and giving anti-west speeches during rallies).