Egypt Investigates Russian-Language Porn Film Shot at Pyramids

Several local media outlets picked up the story, and it has incited an outcry in the conservative, mostly Muslim country.

Egyptian authorities have launched an investigation after a porn film emerged starring a Russian-speaking couple engaging in sexual activity near the Sphinx and pyramids of Giza.

The female star, identified on several industry websites as a 25-year-old Ukrainian who performs under the name Aurita, is shown exploring the ancient site on a sunny day with a Russian-speaking cameraman.

The couple is told by a passerby that they can't film in a certain area, but they ignore him and find a secluded spot between two high walls where they engage in a sex act, according to a seven-minute trailer released online.

The couple then walks over to a crowded part of the pyramid complex where they are hounded by souvenir sellers. The film's star, scantily clad in a yellow top and short shorts, flashes a breast at the camera several times.

Several local media outlets picked up the story, and it has incited an outcry in the conservative, mostly Muslim country, Newstime Africa reported last week.

An Egyptian antiquities authority, Youssef Khalifa, reportedly suggested that the pornographic footage might have been filmed in a different location.

But a day later Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty confirmed that porn scenes were filmed within the vicinity of the pyramids.

"There is unlawful footage of pornographic scenes in the area of the pyramids made by a foreign female tourist," al-Damaty said in comments carried by Reuters. He added that the case has been transferred to local prosecutors.

In a related note, Russian software security group Kaspersky Lab said in comments carried by Russian News Service last week that about 65 percent of underage Russian Internet users have accessed a pornographic website at least once.

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