Man arrested in Moscow for ‘wearing a kilt’

A man has been detained in Moscow by police for wearing a kilt, according to reports from the Russian capital.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 16th March 2015, 3:49 pm
The man was reportedly arrested for 'wearing a skirt in public'. Picture: Toby Williams
The man was reportedly arrested for 'wearing a skirt in public'. Picture: Toby Williams

Eyewitnesses said that police in central Moscow arrested the man on Saturday March 14, near the Tsoi Wall at the junction of Arbat Street and Krivoarbatsky Lane.

A group of young people had gathered to celebrate St Patrick’s Day weekend, with a bystander telling tvrain.ru that police arrested the man for ‘wearing a skirt in public’.

The man was taken to the Arbat district Department of Internal Affairs.

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There were a number of festive events in Moscow over the weekend, including a costume parade in Sokolniki Park.

The Tsoi Wall is a graffiti-covered wall dedicated to late musician Viktor Tsoi and his band Kino.

Tsoi died in a car accident in August 1990, aged 28.

Last year, a video emerged from Ukraine, showing a bagpiper playing ‘Bonnie Galloway’ while riots raged around him.