Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This tattooed influencer is in hot water after she posted this raunchy naked photograph of herself standing in front of a church in Russia.
Police are investigating after the influencer, who has been named as Polina Morugina, 24, posed naked in front of the Church of the Intercession in the neighbourhood of Fili in the Russian capital Moscow.
The influencer is reported to have taken the picture last summer, but police have only become interested in her now. She has since reportedly deleted her social media accounts.
She reportedly faces a RUB-500,000 (GBP-4,920) fine and restrictions on her freedom of movement that may last up to a year. It was unclear if Morugina had been arrested at the time of writing.
It is not the first time that female influencers in Russia have fallen foul of the authorities over saucy pictures in front of religious sites.
In October, another influencer was arrested for showing her bottom in images shot in front of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral in Russia’s second-largest city Saint Petersburg.
The influencer was named by local media outlet Life as Ira Volkova, who reportedly hails from the Muslim-majority nation of Tajikistan.
Her arrest came after another influencer was sanctioned by the authorities for mimicking giving her boyfriend oral sex in front of Saint Basil’s Cathedral in the centre of Moscow in images that were deemed “disgraceful”.
In yet another incident, a sexy OnlyFans model called Lola Bunny flashed her boobs outside the same cathedral.
The cathedral, located on Red Square, is an Orthodox church and one of the Russia’s most iconic symbols.
The OnlyFans model’s actions sparked outrage among netizens and Orthodox Christians.
In the footage of that incident, the slender blonde is seen strutting towards the camera before lifting her top and apparently exposing her breasts.
After the clip was widely shared on Instagram, Lola was reportedly bombarded with angry messages and even death threats.
The online backlash prompted the model to apologise and explain that the clip was filmed two or three years ago and was not meant for public release.
She wrote at the time: “I apologise for insulting the feelings of believers, I am very sorry about that.”
However, the complaints and threats reportedly did not stop, and Lola said: “I have noted everyone writing death threats to me. How can you talk about faith when… this is pouring out of your mouth? What kind of morality are you talking about?”
She, too, was forced to close her Instagram account.