Russians face jail over war memorial sex doll stunt

Stavropol (Russia) , June 6 (IANS/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" 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.

--IANS/RIA Novosti

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