Russia has upset their countrymen by issuing a ban on lacy lingerie. The outrageous ban will prohibit any “underwear containing less than six percent of cotton from being imported, made, or sold in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
In Kazakhstan, 30 women protesters were arrested and thrown into police vans. The ladies were wearing lace underwear on their heads while they were shouting, “Freedom to panties.”
Both men and women are outraged by the panty ban and took to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to voice their displeasure. Many of them compared sexy modern underwear to outdated, Soviet goods.
Alisa Sapardiyeva, manager of the lingerie store, DD-Shop in Moscow stated, “As a rule, lacy underwear is literally snatched off the shelves. If you take that away again, the buyer is going to be the one who suffers the most.”
The Russian Textile Businesses Union, Russia sees more than $4 billion in underwear sales annually. Of those sales, 89 percent of the goods are foreign made. The union analysts estimate that if the ban goes into effect this summer as planned then 90 percent of the panties sold in Russia would disappear from store shelves.
Trifon Gadzhikasimov, 22, said, “I think the girls will still have the opportunity to wear it [lacy underwear] whether you can buy it in Russia or not. I think this is just another silly law that shows the ineffectiveness of our government.”
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