An American rock band, Bloodhound Gang, is in trouble with the Russian authorities over a stunt which saw one of its band members stuff the Russian flag into his pants and pull it out from his backside.
The band member told the audience "Don't tell Putin" before whipping the flag between his legs—beneath his trousers—during a concert in Odessa, Ukraine, on Wednesday.
He then tossed the flag into the crowd.
The stunt, which was caught on video, was posted on YouTube and has gone viral in Russia and Ukraine. Russia's state-run RIA Novosti news agency named bass guitar player Jared Hasselhoff as the band member responsible.