Ulan-Ude: A Russian police officer has been fired after organising an erotic dance for officers on ‘Men’s Day’.
Law enforcement chiefs in the country’s Interior Ministry deemed the unnamed commander to have brought ‘shame’ on the force by arranging the striptease.
A video of the lingerie-clad dancer performing for uniformed officers in Ulan-Ude city went viral and the senior officer was sacked within 24 hours. Other high ranking officers are also expected to face severe disciplinary action.
An anonymous police source leaked the footage, which was posted on Instagram with the caption: “A beautiful slender woman in black underwear and stockings dances in front of police in full uniforms to a well-known British single, ‘Stop’ by Sam Brown.
“This is all you need to know about the (police party) for Defender of the Fatherland Day.”
The police officer who organised the erotic dance was fired within 24 hours of the video going viral. Credit: East2West News
The holiday dates from Soviet times when it was known as Red Army Day. These days, it is officially called Defender of the Fatherland Day, and it is customary on this day for women to offer men gifts – as such, it is often colloquially referred to as ‘Men’s Day’.
The video shows both male and female officers watching on as the dancers performs, with most officers either laughing or fidgeting in their chairs awkwardly. The uneasiness of the encounter was not lost on viewers, with many people pointing out the reaction of the officers in the comments.
One person said: “The men look awkward, look how they just sit with backs straight and clutch onto their cakes. But why do the women laugh and cheer? They even shame their male colleagues for being ‘too shy’.”
Many officers laughed during the dancers performance. Credit: East2West News
But others thought the video made the force appear as though it was stuck in the ‘stone age’.
One person said: “What an absolute disgrace, like the stone age… I can imagine the level of their detective skills if they party like this.”
A statement from law enforcement chiefs said an internal check quickly revealed who had invited the dancer.
“The most senior female investigator from the No. 2 Police Department of the Russian Interior Ministry’s Office in Ulan-Ude was fired from police,” the statement read.
Four other senior officers were reprimanded for their ‘low level’ decision-making and ‘violating police performance standards’ in allowing the erotic entertainment to go ahead.
The statement added: “Strict disciplinary actions will be taken against all these high-ranking local police officials.”
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