Following a police raid on an illegal brothel in Vasilyevsky Island, St Petersburg, officers forced eleven prostitutes and their clients to walk naked through the streets.
Footage of the men and women walking for five blocks through Russia’s second city was captured by a passer-by on his smartphone.
Three men managed to escape through a back door while all the women working in the brothel and their clients were arrested.
The group marched naked before being put into police cars and taken to a police station.
According to an eyewitness: ‘Police burst into the building and a little while later left with naked and crying prostitutes.’
The police raid reportedly followed a tip-off by Russian former kickboxer and MMA fighter Viacheslav Datsik.
Datsik, who calls himself Red Tarzan, has declared war on prostitution in the city and regularly urges police to raid brothels.
He is famous for his dramatic knock-out of Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Andrei Arlovski in 1999.