Russia's 'Paris Hilton' Reportedly Invited to Prayer Breakfast

Russia's 'Paris Hilton' Reportedly Invited to Prayer Breakfast

Russia's 'Paris Hilton' Reportedly Invited to Prayer Breakfast

The new, television star face of the Russian opposition has been invited to President Trump's national prayer breakfast in Washington.

Ksenia Sobchak, 36, was asked to attend the annual breakfast on February 1, her press secretary told Russian news agency Interfax.

Sobchak, is slated to visit the United States for three days to give a series of speeches, but she has not confirmed her attendance at the breakfast.

Some members of Russian parliament will also attend the breakfast hosted by Congress, which the President always attends.

A Russian presidential candidate said she wants to legalize marijuana for the country, and that it's less risky than vodka. Dissident Russian leader Alexei Navalny was expected to challenge Putin, but election officials have banned him from the race because he was once convicted of fraud.

She joined anti-Kremlin protests in Moscow in 2011-2012 but has largely avoided criticizing Putin, who once worked as her father's deputy.

Vladimir Putin (right) is widely expected to win re-election in March.

Beyond the prayer breakfast, the candidate is expected to make a series of speeches at venues, including Georgetown University, and make a possible visit to NY. "But I'm not indifferent to what's going on in my country", Sobchak declared upon deciding to compete in the election.

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