"What will happen if girls walk in swimsuits around the city" - poll in Abkhazia. Video
Tourists and swimsuits in Abkhazia
This summer tourists in Abkhazia faced a restriction: now it is forbidden by law to appear in public places in a swimsuit. For a violation they have to pay six thousand rubles [about $85].
A fine is imposed for appearing in the streets, squares and parks in a swimsuit, swimming trunks or with a naked torso.
JAMnews reporters asked tourists and locals whether the problem was worth parliament’s time. The most typical answers are in the video, and here are some quotes:
- “I think people should realize that they are in the Caucasus.”
- “What would happen if girls walked around town in swimsuits”.
- “If a person thinks they are worthy of showing off their body in the street, let them.”
- “This story is wild to me.”
- “We need to talk about safety when a girl can’t walk through the city in the evening in a short dress.”
- “You have to realize that not everyone likes to look at it, so the law is right.”
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