Russian man in kilt arrested for 'wearing a skirt in public' at St. Patrick's Day celebration
Men wearing traditional kilts march in a parade (Credit: Shutterstock.com)

A Russian man was reportedly arrested over the weekend because his St. Patrick's Day kilt ran afoul of the country's anti-LGBT laws.


According to The Scotsman, witnesses said that the man had gathered with a group of young friends in central Moscow to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

A bystander reported that police had arrested the man for "wearing a skirt in public." He was being detained at Arbat district Department of Internal Affairs.

It was not clear if police intended to crack down on other St. Patrick's Day events in Moscow, including a costume parade in Sokolniki Park.

Last year, Russia reportedly banned transgender people and others who were determined to have "sexual disorders" from driving.