Russian vacationers have been deported from Bali for taking nude images with sacred landmarks because the island's Russian inhabitants grows

  • A Russian vacationer was deported from Bali after posting nude images with a sacred tree. 
  • Luiza Kosykh is only one of 59 Russian nationals deported from the island since final yr. 
  • Bali is likely one of the hottest locations amongst Russian vacationers.

A Russian vacationer was deported for posting nude images of herself with a sacred tree, the AFP reported, citing an Indonesian official.

Luiza Kosykh, a 40-year-old Russian nationwide, is the newest of Russian vacationers who have been deported for posting images deemed disrespectful at sacred websites within the island province. 

Rosykh posted a number of images of herself on Instagram posing with a 700-year-old tree. One photograph confirmed Rosykh, who seemed to be bare, leaning on the tree, which is positioned within the historical Babakan Temple in Bayan Village. Different images confirmed Rosykh lined in a white sheet whereas mendacity down on the tree, one arm stretched out over her head.

The tree and the temple it is positioned in are thought-about sacred by the native Balinese. 

Rosykh was arrested final Wednesday by immigration officers. She has since left Bali on a flight to Moscow on Sunday, per AFP, citing native human rights company I Nengah Sukadana.


Some Balinese have expressed their anger over Rosykh’s images. 

“To all foreigners who disrespect our land, Bali is our house, not yours!,” Niluh Djelantik, a Balinese shoe designer, said on Twitter. 

One other Twitter consumer agreed with the native authorities in banishing vacationers who flaunt the foundations.

“They need to be deported instantly, so there’s a deterrence for different vacationers,” the user wrote in Indonesian.

Rosykh’s deportation comes simply two weeks after one other Russian nationwide was nabbed by native authorities for posting a photograph of himself mooning on prime of Mount Agung. Native Hindus consider the mountain, which is Bali’s highest peak, is the house of their gods.

The 24-year-old man, who was recognized as Yuri Chilkin, was deported on April 4, per CNN, citing an announcement by native officers. Rosykh and Chilikin are simply two of 59 Russian nationals who’ve been deported from Bali since final yr.

Bali is likely one of the hottest locations in Southeast Asia for Russian vacationers. For the reason that conflict in Ukraine final February, 1000’s of Russians have flocked to the island. Final yr, nearly 60,000 Russian vacationers visited the island.

However Indonesia is now contemplating a tourism levy on vacationers visiting Bali, based on a report by native newspaper The Jakarta Publish, citing tourism minister Sandiaga Uno. The transfer comes after the crackdown on vacationers violating non secular websites, misusing visas to work remotely, and breaking visitors guidelines. 

Originally posted 2023-04-18 08:26:06.