Policemen in a number of Russian cities pulled over girls on Tuesday and Wednesday, which is Worldwide Ladies’s Day ― however as an alternative of writing tickets, they handed out roses.

March eight is similar to Valentine’s Day in Russia, and it has turn out to be a day devoted to purchasing girls flowers and pampering them.

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Nobody appears comfortable about what is going on on right here.

Photographs seize fairly the spectrum of reactions. Take a look at the girl within the picture above ― she pulled out her pockets assuming she had dedicated some type of violation. However one other girl apparently discovered the gesture so flattering that she took a selfie with two law enforcement officials.

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There have been different methods for girls to get their palms on some roses for the vacation. A service in Moscow allowed girls to rent a bouquet of the flowers so as to take selfies with it, in line with Russian video information company Ruptly.

It’s laborious to not see the irony on this show of obvious courtliness. Roughly one girl dies every 40 minutes in Russia from home abuse, in line with The Guardian. And the nation has voted to decriminalize some acts of home violence.

See extra images of Russian police shocking girls beneath.

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    A visitors policeman congratulates a feminine driver on upcoming Worldwide Ladies’s Day within the citys Central Sq.. 

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    A visitors policeman congratulates a feminine driver on upcoming Worldwide Ladies’s Day. 

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    A visitors policeman congratulates a feminine driver on upcoming Worldwide Ladies’s Day within the metropolis’s Central Sq.. 

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    A visitors policeman congratulates a feminine driver on upcoming Worldwide Ladies’s Day within the metropolis’s Central Sq.. 

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    A visitors policeman offers flowers to feminine drivers forward of Worldwide Ladies’s Day. 

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    A visitors policeman congratulates a feminine driver on upcoming Worldwide Ladies’s Day. 

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    A visitors policeman congratulates a feminine driver on upcoming Worldwide Ladies’s Day. 

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    Visitors policemen are about to congratulate feminine drivers on Worldwide Ladies’s Day. 

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     A visitors policeman offers flowers to feminine drivers forward of Worldwide Ladies’s Day on town’s Central Sq.. 

This text has been up to date to incorporate extra details about March eight celebrations in Russia, and the headline has been amended accordingly.

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