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No-pants subway stunt in Moscow might be a misdemeanor

MOSCOW — Moscow police are looking into the weekend’s no-pants subway ride for a possible misdemeanor. Despite freezing temperatures, several dozen people joined the global annual event on Sunday by riding Moscow’s ornate subway with no trousers or skirts on. The Moscow police said in a statement on Monday that it is studying reports and posts on social media to see …

MOSCOW — Moscow police are looking into the weekend’s no-pants subway ride for a possible misdemeanor.

Despite freezing temperatures, several dozen people joined the global annual event on Sunday by riding Moscow’s ornate subway with no trousers or skirts on.

The Moscow police said in a statement on Monday that it is studying reports and posts on social media to see if any laws or regulations have been breached.

It was not immediately clear what the pantless subway riders could be charged with but the stunt could technically fall under the law against disturbing public order.

The Communists of Russia, a marginal political party, earlier on Monday called for charges against young people in Moscow and St. Petersburg who “challenged public morality and traditional values” by wearing no pants.

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Participants in the “No Pants Subway Ride” walk toward a New York City subway on Sunday. The “No Pants Subway Ride” is an annual event started in 2002 by Improv Everywhere in New York, the goal of which is for riders ride the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants while keeping a straight face.

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People take part in the 'No Pants Subway Ride' in Vienna

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A couple pose for pictures as they take part in the 'No Pants Subway Ride' in Berlin

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