Russians Face 7 Years Over War Memorial Sex Doll Stunt

STAVROPOL, June 6 (RIA Novosti) – A group of young Russians face up to seven years in prison after they posed for photos with an inflatable sex doll on Victory Day in front of a World War II memorial that included the graves of local war dead.

“All the participants in the incident were detained” and a criminal case has been opened on charges of hooliganism, a police spokesperson in the southern Russian city told RIA Novosti. Hooliganism is punishable by up to seven years behind bars.

According to the spokesman, a 23-year-old woman who appeared in the “repugnant photo session” on May 9 in front of the memorial, which is marked by a Soviet T-34 tank honoring the city’s liberation from Nazi forces, has been expelled from the North Caucasus Federal University.

Although police have not released the names of any of the alleged participants, state television channel NTV reported that one suspect, whom it identified as 23-year-old Nikita Fil, has publicly apologized for the incident. The station released Fil’s VKontakte social network page – – which is now covered with angry comments.


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