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American ambassador condemns US band over desecration of Russian flag

August 04, 2013, 22:05 UTC+3
“I find the actions of Bloodhound Gang disgusting. I also condemn the act of violence against them,” McFaul tweeted
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MOSCOW, August 4 (Itar-Tass) - United States Ambassador Michael McFaul has condemned the actions of the American rock group Bloodhound Gang, whose bass player desecrated the Russian flag at a performance in Ukraine’s Odessa, as “disgusting.”

“I find the actions of Bloodhound Gang disgusting. I also condemn the act of violence against them,” McFaul tweeted, obviously referring to a subsequent incident at Anapa’s airport, when the band members were assaulted by local activists before boarding their flight.

At a performance in Odessa, bass guitarist of the band Evil Jared Hasselhoff thrust a Russian flag into his pants and literally wiped his behind with it, according to a video posted on YouTube.

Subsequently, the Russian authorities cancelled Bloodhound Gang’s performance at the Kubana-2013 festival in Anapa, Russia’s southern Krasnodar Territory. The band left Russia.

Currently, materials on the case have been submitted to the prosecutor’s office. Desecration of the Russian flag carries a punishment of up to one year in prison.

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