Russian Women Are Being Sent To Jail For Twerking By World War II Memorials

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04.27.15 6 Comments

Russia was once a peaceful country, where mothers only had to half-pay attention to whether they and their daughters were about to die. But it’s now a lawless society where roving gangs of twerking teens are as common as precious, disgusting caviar once was.

Earlier this month, we told about a booty-shaking video that was being investigated by Russian authorities for “depraved acts.” Now comes word that one teen and two women in their 20s were arrested for twerking by a World War II memorial.

The sentencing in the Novorossiysk district court of a 19-year-old woman to 15 days in jail and two women in their 20s to 10 days comes after prosecutors launched a probe into a video showing a group of women twerking next to the memorial on the Black Sea. Twerking is a sexually provocative dance involving thrusting of the hips.

Prosecutors said in a statement Saturday that five women were found guilty of “hooliganism” and two of them were spared jail because of poor health. Hooliganism is the charge that sent two members of punk band Pussy Riot to prison for two years for an impromptu protest at Moscow’s main cathedral in 2012. (Via)

And yet when three men were caught doing the NaeNae by a VHS copy of Red Dawn, they were dismissed under the Boys Will Be Boys provision of 1974. Typical Russia.

(Via Associated Press)

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