Lashing back against an anti-Russia protest staged in Kiev over the weekend, conservative St. Petersburg lawmaker Vitaly Milonov offered employees of the city's Ukrainian Consulate a sex toy and some cured pork fat.
About 30 people turned out to support Milonov's consulate protest on Sunday, Fontanka.ru reported. Many of those in attendance at the event were affiliates of Molodaya Gvardiya ,or Young Guard — the ruling United Russia party's youth branch.
Milonov had hoped to present a series of so-called “gifts” to consulate employees, including a sex toy — in apparent reference to accusations that Kiev has sold out to U.S. interests — and slices of salo, or cured pork fat, a traditional Ukrainian food.
Unfortunately for Milonov, no employees were at work during the event to accept the gifts, the report said.
The protest was organized in answer to a protest held outside of the Russian Embassy in Kiev on Saturday by Ukrainian activists, who smashed windows, tore down the Russian flag and damaged cars.
Milonov told those in attendance that the protest was also a message to the Ukrainian government that the Russian people were ready to stand up and defend their fellow citizens if necessary.