Nude Russian women send Chinese neighbors more than a cultural shock, but a real eye opener.
Russian women sunbathing on their balcony in the nude have shocked Chinese residents living opposite, who condemned their behavior as "embarrassing" and "shameful."
This immediately sparked heated discussion online in a country where nudity is still a sensitive and controversial topic for many Chinese people.
The Russian women recently moved into an apartment in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province. Residents in the community said they usually went to work during the evening and had taken to sunning themselves on their apartment's balcony during the day. Some were naked, others wore G-strings and they could be seen clearly from the apartments opposite, residents told a local newspaper.
"We can see those women going to their balcony nakedly at 3pm to 5pm almost every sunny day," said a resident surnamed Chen.
Chen said she had to draw the curtains in her apartment to prevent her young sons from seeing the naked women, the Strait Metropolis Daily reported.
Chen said she and other residents had complained repeatedly to the community's property management company, telling them to ask the Russian women to "respect Chinese traditions."
But company officials told the newspaper they could do nothing. The women told them it was their freedom to choose how to dress while they were at home, just as they did in Russia.
A lawyer told the newspaper the women weren't breaking any laws by wearing little or no clothes at home.