18 Jan '11, 11am

A senior Russian Orthodox Church spokesman slammed women for dressing as if they were strippers

MOSCOW - RUSSIAN women's figure-hugging outfits and full-on makeup got a pasting from a senior Russian Orthodox Church spokesman on Tuesday, as he slammed women for dressing as if they were strippers. Vsevolod Chaplin, the head of the synod's department for relations between the church and society, called for a national 'dress code' to tackle the issue in an open letter published by the Interfax news agency. 'There is a problem ... of people who mistake the street for a striptease,' archpriest Chaplin wrote, adding that women who dressed provocatively would not find decent husbands. 'A woman who is barely dressed or made up like a clown ... certainly will not find a man as a partner in life who has the slightest rudiments of sense or self-respect.' He called for an all-Russian dress code, taking the lead from dress codes in offices and schools. Some women who are devout Ru...

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