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Wednesday, 29 June 2016 - 10:48
It's Been A Nude Day's Work In Belarus - [Photos]
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GET NAKED AT WORK! Hundreds post nude photos of themselves stripped off while working after Belarus president’s slip of the tongue goes viral.

People have been posting pictures and videos of themselves naked and scantily-clad at work — in tribute to their president’s slip of the tongue.

It comes after the Belorussian President, Alexander Lukashenko, 61, mixed up his words during a speech on new technology.

“Innovations, IT-technologies, privatisation — it is all clear. We’ve conquered all of them. But everything is very simply, one should get undressed and work,” he said.

The president had actually wanted to tell people to “develop themselves” — however the phrase sounds very similar to “get undressed” in Russian.

What many described as a “Freudian slip” instantly went viral online and triggered a saucy flashmob event on social media.

Dozens of people posted pictures of themselves at work including naked and semi-naked businessmen and women at their desks.

A female assistant in an electronics store posted a picture of herself with only a keyboard protecting her modesty.

Other images included a bikini-clad brunette chopping wood with an axe, a rock band posing naked but for their instruments, and a young and rather nicely tanned woman gardening in nothing but tiny shorts.



Tattoo artists, radio hosts, journalists and even construction workers were soon stripping off at work to join in the fun.


Belarus is a landlocked country bordered by Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.

Russian is the main language, spoken by 72 per cent of the population, while Belarusian, the official first language, is spoken by fewer than 12 per cent.

All of the participants of the flashmob posted their photos online, with the hash tag #getnakedandgotowork, where they instantly went viral.

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