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Russia: Grozny's vice squad observe wedding to prevent 'obscene' behaviour02:25

Russia: Grozny's vice squad observe wedding to prevent 'obscene' behaviour

Russian Federation, Grozny
October 30, 2016 at 21:29 GMT -00:00 · Published

Footage released on Sunday shows a Chechen wedding in Grozny being observed by the 'vice police,' officials from the cultural department of Grozny, who ensure that the proceedings of the wedding uphold Chechen traditions.

Aslan Abdullaev of Culture Department of Grozny explained, "We come to weddings or other similar events, we warn or I would even say remind the elders how to behave at such events. I'm not saying they don't know or that they have forgotten, but as they say you live and learn. It is obscene if the clothing is not appropriate and it is necessary that the dancing follows our culture."

According to the officials inappropriate clothing and improper performance of the national dance are often found at weddings, so they aim to reduce such cases. Traditional Chechen wedding customs include that all women should cover their hair with headscarves. In addition the bride should not dance, but must stand on ceremony and watch the guests dancing.

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Footage released on Sunday shows a Chechen wedding in Grozny being observed by the 'vice police,' officials from the cultural department of Grozny, who ensure that the proceedings of the wedding uphold Chechen traditions.

Aslan Abdullaev of Culture Department of Grozny explained, "We come to weddings or other similar events, we warn or I would even say remind the elders how to behave at such events. I'm not saying they don't know or that they have forgotten, but as they say you live and learn. It is obscene if the clothing is not appropriate and it is necessary that the dancing follows our culture."

According to the officials inappropriate clothing and improper performance of the national dance are often found at weddings, so they aim to reduce such cases. Traditional Chechen wedding customs include that all women should cover their hair with headscarves. In addition the bride should not dance, but must stand on ceremony and watch the guests dancing.

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