Russia jails three women over twerking video at WW2 memorial
April 26, 2015 6:04 pm
A Russian court has jailed three women for performing a twerking dance in front of a World War Two memorial.
The court in Novorossiysk gave two of the dancers 10 days in jail each, a third 15 days and two others received fines on charges of petty hooliganism.
Prosecutors had said their “erotic and sexual twerk dance” was disrespectful to historic memory and unacceptable.
Earlier this month, Russian officials closed a dance school after a similar dance video emerged on the internet.
The latest incident involves six dancers – one of them a minor who was not convicted – who had posted a video on YouTube.
“This incident of disrespect for the memory of war history is unacceptable and any attempts to desecrate sites of military glory will be stopped immediately,” prosecutors said.