Russia Jails 3 Over 'Erotic, Sexual Twerk Dance'
Dance in front of WWII monument does not go over well
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2015 11:30 AM CDT
The Orenburg dance school's "Winnie the Pooh and Bees" video.   (???????????? ?????? - Orenburg bees)
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(Newser) – Note to Miley: No twerking in Russia, where the BBC reports three women have just been jailed for performing what prosecutors charmingly call an "erotic and sexual twerk dance" in front of a World War II memorial. "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 in Novorossiysk said. Two women got 10 days in the pokey, another was given 15 days, and two more were fined for petty hooliganism. It's not the only such crackdown, notes the BBC: Russia earlier this month shuttered a dance school after its "Winnie the Pooh and the Bees" twerking video went viral on YouTube. (Three women in Oregon last year got in trouble for twerking near City Hall.)

 

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