By Lucky Uwakina (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Models detained in Dubai for flouting public decency laws are mainly from Ukraine, it has emerged. All are understood to be from ex-Soviet Union states – including Russia, Belarus and Moldova – but 11 are Ukranian, the country’s foreign ministry confirmed.
A Russian man who was detained as an organiser of the ‘lewd’ shoot on a balcony in the United Arab Emirates has been identified by the Moscow media as Alexey Kontsov, 33. It is understood he told police he was in a nearby apartment and had filmed the spectacle showing the naked women. He claims to have then made the ‘fatal mistake’ of sharing the explicit video, a potential crime in the UAE. He has hired lawyers to call for his release from a Dubai jail.
Russian media outlet Life, a media group controlled by Vladimir Putin’s suspected partner and former Olympic gymnast Alina Kabaeva, reported some 40 models were involved in a project which has caused major upset in Dubai. Fewer were visible on the naked rear picture that sparked fury in the UAE. It could lead to large fines and jail for those taking part. Some of those taking part in the naked video are understood to be visible in a group picture – captioned ‘Little Family’ – showing their faces.
Two Ukrainians in their mid-20s – named Yana and Diana, seen riding a camel, on their Instagram accounts – can be identified in the lurid balcony picture from their distinctive tattoos. Others named are: Ukrainian model Ekaterina Kashenko, model Yana, the ‘Little Family’ picture, Sophia Tkachuk and Diana.