Lacy panty ban has Russia's knickers in a twist

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This photo taken on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, shows women during a protest against the ban of lace underwear in Almaty, Kazakhstan. A trade ban on synthetic underwear has Russia and her economic allies with their knickers in a twist. Post-Soviet consumers reacted with dismay to news that synthetic underwear will be banned within the Eurasian Economic Commission, which regulates a customs union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, from July 1. Consumer outcry against the restrictions reached a fever pitch after a Sunday protest in the capital of Kazakhstan, where thirty women wore lace underwear on their heads and shouted “Freedom to panties!” as they were shoved into police vehicles. (AP Photo/Vladimir Tretyakov)