Story By: James King, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
A Russian OnlyFans model is facing up to a year in jail after she showed off her naked bum by lifting up her dress outside a church.
The young woman, identified as Natalia Maslennikova and who goes by the online name ‘Trikotasha’, was photographed in the provocative pose outside a church in the Russian city of Kaluga.
In a statement obtained by Newsflash, prosecutors confirmed they had “approved an indictment against a 26-year-old woman who, through her actions, committed public acts expressing clear disrespect for society and committed in order to offend the religious feelings of believers (Part 1, Article 148 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
They said the action came about after the accused, in July of last year, “posted naked photos against the backdrop of the Temple on her Instagram and Twitter pages on the social network. The criminal case was sent to the Kaluga District Court.”
They added that the punishment can include up to a year in jail for the snaps, which were taken outside the Transfiguration Church in Kaluga.
In total, three snaps from the photo session were shared online. However, they were not widely picked up until they were suddenly highlighted by ultra-right-wing and anti-feminist movement blogger Vladislav Pozdnyakov.
He is the founder of the Male State group, which is regarded as an extremist organisation in Russia over its activities often targeting women online as well as businesses and minority groups.
He was even given a suspended sentence in 2018 for “actions aimed at humiliating human dignity in relation to women”. The conviction was, however, later overturned.
The investigation then followed in November, at the same time as Kaluga Mayor Dmitry Denisov condemned the stunt, but said he was not sure if prosecuting the young women who carry out such stunts was the right way forward, as it risked “getting the legal system bogged down”.
He added: “I am sure there is definitely something wrong in their minds and souls. These girls could become caring mothers and loving wives.”
Earlier, in January, Maria Katanova, an Instagram personality, apologised for staging an erotic exhibition outside the capital Moscow’s best-known Islamic place of worship, Moscow Cathedral Mosque, in which she filmed a woman wearing just a coat, stockings, lingerie, and a balaclava in thick snow near the holy building.
In October, Ruslan Bobiev, a Tajik blogger, and his Russian girlfriend Asya Akimova were each slapped with a ten-month sentence behind bars for simulating oral sex in a photograph against the backdrop of Moscow’s iconic Saint Basil’s Cathedral on Red Square. The pair was the first to receive jail time under the law, with all those previously convicted having been hit with a fine or suspended sentence.