A Russian porn star has outraged believers by posing with a friend in a raunchy photo against the backdrop of an Orthodox church.
Angelina Kuznetsova and a female friend can be seen in the offending photo side by side and dressed in skimpy underwear as they look on at the Great Zlatoust Church in the city of Yekaterinburg in the Russian region of Sverdlovsk Oblast through a hotel window.
The photo was snapped inside the RentHouse hotel, which is located across the street from the Orthodox church.
According to local media reports, the photo was taken as part of a PR deal that allowed Kuznetsova to stay at the hotel on the 11th floor from 18th to 20th December and pay just 50 percent.
After the photo went viral, RentHouse owner Dmitry Shabalkin took to Instagram to write: “We have received hundreds of messages from guests whose religious sensibilities were offended by this post. We reacted immediately and have already compiled a ‘black list’ of people who can cause these kinds of situations. This means that they will never become guests of our network.
“On behalf of the company and personally, I apologise to believers whose feelings were offended and warn potential influencers that we do not support these kinds of manifestations of individuality.”
Shabalkin told daily newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda: “I’ll find out who personally negotiated the deal with her. There was a scandal when she refused to leave the room…
“We didn’t even know about this picture right away. Complaints from our guests began to arrive. There was a baptism, and we have girls posing naked. I had to respond and apologise. As I understand it, another girl and a photographer came for the shoot.”
Kuznetsova is now the latest in a long line of Russian influencers who have landed themselves in hot water after posing in raunchy photos in front of religious buildings.