Ksenia Sobchak, the Russian socialite, journalist and TV host announced plans to run for Russian president next year
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She called for her candidacy to be regarded as a "none of the above" alternative
Ksenia, 35, is the daughter of late Anatoly Sobchak, the first democratically elected mayor of St. Petersburg who was once a political mentor to Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Photo: Ksenia Sobchak with her mother Lyudmila Narusova
Ksenia Sobchak and her husband Maksim Vitorgan, an actor and a producer of television shows
In recent years, Sobchak has become known as an opposition figure. Photo: Ksenia Sobchak, center, walk with protesters in downtown Moscow, 2012 a day after Vladimir Putin's inauguration
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Sobchak is also known as It girl and clothes designer. Photo: Ksenia Sobchak and Russian film director and actor Ivan Okhlobystin, 2011
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Ksenia Sobchak (right) perform in a scene from Nikolai Gogol's play The Marriage staged by Filipp Grigoryan at the Theatre of Nations in Moscow
Ksenia Sobchak with poodles on the set of Circus With Celebs Show, 2007
Ksenia Sobchak at the Russian premiere comedy Pledge This! starring Paris Hilton, 2007. Her voice was dubbed over Paris Hilton's in the comedy released in Russia under the title 'Blonde in Chocolate'
Ksenia Sobchak attends the Glamour Women of the Year awards ceremony, 2009
Ksenia Sobchak and dancer Yevgeny Papunaishvili at the show 'Dances With Stars', a Russian version of the BBC's 'Strictly Come Dancing'
Ksenia Sobchak at the opening of the GUM Skating Rink in Moscow's Red Square
Since 2011 Sobchak is hosting the program Sobchak Live on the independent channel Dozhd