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Tattooed Influencer Under Investigation After Posting Naked Photo Outside Church

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Tattooed Influencer Under Investigation After Posting Naked Photo Outside Church

A tattooed influencer is under investigation after posing naked next to a church.

Polina Morugina shared a snap of her standing in her birthday suit outside the Church of the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in the neighbourhood of Fili in Moscow, Russia.

The photo was taken last summer, but has only just come to the attention of authorities, according to Russian news site Life.

The 24-year-old streamer has subsequently deleted her social media accounts

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She has deleted her Instagram account. Credit: East2West News
She has deleted her Instagram account. Credit: East2West News

She could face a fine of up to £3,000 ($4.091) or a year in jail if found guilty of 'insulting the religious feelings of believers'.

She is yet to comment on the police investigation.

The photo is being investigated by police. Credit: East2West News
The photo is being investigated by police. Credit: East2West News
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In Turkey, an influencer was recently sentenced for taking pictures in Amsterdam's Sex Museum, which authorities deemed 'obscene' when she returned home.

Merve Taskin, who boasts 573,000 followers on Instagram, took the snaps at the Sex Museum and neighbouring Red Light District while she was on a trip to the Dutch capital to celebrate her 22nd birthday in January 2020.

The images show her hugging a giant penis statue, and another photo is made to look as though she was working as a sex worker in the Red Light District.

She was arrested on 'obscenity charges' in the the north-western Turkish city of Canakkale three months later, and the offending snaps were subsequently removed from her social media page.

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According to Turkish law, people who publish 'obscene' material can receive a prison sentence of up to three years.

A court initially sentenced Taskin to six months in prison, however, it was reduced to five months due to good conduct, and then later suspended.

Last month, the influencer took to Instagram to write: "The prosecution office gave its opinion to our detriment.

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"Against the opinion, we stated that, in general, my posts are within the limits of freedom of expression, that there is no precedent in the world, and that this concrete situation does not mean that our investigation authority is conducting an investigation that will set an example to the world, but that it shows how far behind the world we are in terms of freedom of expression."

She went on to add: "However, the court would not agree with us, so it sentenced me to 5 months in prison. Despite all this, the relatively good news is that hagb (postponement of the announcement of the provision) was applied in this judgment that was set against me.

"In the current situation, if I do not deliberately commit a crime within 5 years, the provision will be annulled with all its consequences."

Featured Image Credit: East2West News

Topics: Russia, Crime, Viral

Jake Massey
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