A Tik-Toker and his girlfriend have been jailed for 10 months for simulating a sex act in front of a cathedral in Moscow's Red Square. Ruslan Murodzhonzoda, a Tajik national, and Russian Anastasia Chistova were found guilty by Moscow's Tverskoi district court today for 'offending religious sentiment' after they imitated oral sex in front of St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow. It was the latest crackdown on a minor transgression in Russia , where leader Vladimir Putin has pushed an increasingly conservative agenda. They were detained in late September after he posted the picture showing Chistova kneeling in front of him near the cathedral in Moscow's Red Square. In the picture, captioned 'The Labor Code is not the Criminal [Code], you can break it', the blonde woman was seen wearing a Russian police jacket. The couple were found guilty by Moscow's Tverskoi district court of 'offending religious sentiment' pictured, a side view of the picture posted to Instagram. Announcing the new sentence today, the court said: 'Anastasia Chistova and Ruslani Murodzhonzoda committed public actions expressing clear disrespect for society. Murodzhonzoda posts mostly pranks on his social media, while Chistova was described by media as an Instagram model. It is understood Murodzhonzoda will be deported to Tajikistan after serving the new sentence. It was the latest crackdown on a minor transgression in Russia, where leader Vladimir Putin has pushed an increasingly conservative agenda.
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Snowflakes had just begun tumbling, tiny little flecks that felt like cold cotton balls when they landed on bare patches of my exposed skin. It was springtime, but here in Yekaterinburg, Russia, the snow was still thigh deep. I was watching as Edik and Irina, two distant relatives of mine, were preparing the banya wet-steam sauna : sawing wood; making broom-like veniki from birch branches; feeding the fire; and loading water into the tank for steam-making. Seeing as today was Saturday and they were not at work, it was finally time for us to experience this famous custom for ourselves.
Young people jailed for posting online sexually suggestive pictures taken in Moscow, St Petersburg and elsewhere. Police have launched a wave of investigations against young people, mainly women, in recent weeks for taking partially nude or sexually suggestive photographs next to Russian landmarks. Bobiev, a blogger from Tajikistan, was also ordered to be deported from Russia. Other women have been detained for flashing their buttocks or breasts in front of public landmarks or police stations in various cities including St Petersburg and Yekaterinburg in cases that stretch back to August. Several of those investigated said they were not responsible for the material being put online. The cases, which have often been pursued by conservative activists who have complained to the police, mark another step forward in the policing of social networks and the willingness of the authorities to use severe punishments against apolitical Instagram stars and influencers. While a judge chose to jail two members of the punk protest group Pussy Riot in for two years after a performance in a Moscow cathedral , many of the recent cases are far less politicised, and appear to be driven by greater attention to Instagram accounts used by ordinary Russians. The flame is a monument dedicated to Soviet dead in the second world war. Police investigate people taking partially nude photos near Russian landmarks.