Statues of naked men and women were covered with blankets to avoid ‘hurting the feelings’ of Russian Orthodox priests visiting the Novosibirsk State University of Architecture, Design and Arts in Russia on 23 August 2018, reported NGS.
The church delegation was attending an event at the university called Smart Urban, where they discussed the accessibility of temples and other religious buildings for less mobile people. The event was part of the Novosibirsk – a city of boundless opportunities forum.
As seen in photos and a video published by NGS, statues in the building’s foyer were covered with cloth held in place by clips. The university said it has since removed the covers, which were reportedly put in place ahead of the priests’ visit so as not to “hurt their feelings”.