Five women were charged with "hooliganism," though two were spared jail time

By Alex Heigl
Updated April 27, 2015 12:50 AM

Three women in Russia have been jailed for posting a video of themselves dancing in front of a World War II monument, the Associated Press has confirmed.

A 19-year-old was sentenced to 15 days in jail and two women in their 20s to 10 days, prosecutors from the Novorossiysk district of Moscow said. Five women overall were convicted of “hooliganism,” though two were spared jail time because their health. (“Hooliganism” is also the charge that members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot were sent to prison for two years for.)

The prosecutors said they were also pressing charges against the parents of one of the girls for “the failure to encourage the physical, intellectual, physiological, spiritual and moral development of a child.”

Strangely, this is the second such twerking scandal in Russia in less than two weeks: Investigators temporarily shut down a dance school in Orenburg after a video of school girls twerking while dressed as bees surfaced online, according to the Associated Press.

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