There has been a ruckus in Russia for getting a semi-nude photoshoot done outside a model’s mosque. Many religious leaders have strongly objected to this photoshoot. People have demanded action against the model and photographer for insulting the place of religious worship. Seeing the ruckus growing, photographer Maria Maria Katanova has also apologized. Despite this, the anger of the people has not subsided.
Model seen in mask and bikini
According to the report, photographer Maria Katanova had a photoshoot with an unnamed model outside the Moscow Cathedral Mosque in the Russian capital. There was an uproar as soon as his pictures and videos were posted on social media. In a short video shared on Instagram, a Russian model wearing a face mask is seen doing a photoshoot outside a mosque.
Bikini was worn under an overcoat
In the video going viral, the model unbuttons her overcoat in front of the mosque. The model was wearing only a black bikini under the overcoat. The model is seen spreading her overcoat with her hands to show the pose. He was wearing knee-height boots on his feet. While they were doing a photoshoot on the snow-covered pavement, a police petrol car is seen passing behind them.
Muslim community angry in Russia
This video has angered the Muslim community of Moscow. Seeing the ruckus growing, photographer Maria Katanova has also apologized. The photograph clarified that different religious buildings have been used in his photoshoot. It was a series in which photoshoots of many models were done. He wrote on Instagram that I did not mean to hurt anyone’s sentiments.
Photographer may be fined
Lawyer Alexandra Gudimenko said that if prosecuted, Maria could be fined under section 2 of Article 148 of the Russian Criminal Code. However, the police have not yet registered any case regarding this matter.
[Attribution to NBT]