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Russian tourist who posed naked on 700-year-old sacred tree for photos will be deported from Bali

  • Russian influencer Alina Fazleeva is being deported from Bali after staging a naked photoshoot three years ago on a 700-year-old sacred tree. 
  • Fazleeva reportedly took the nude photos on a weeping paperbark tree inside Babakan temple grounds in the Tabanan Regency in 2019.
  • The photos, which were taken by her husband Andrey Fazleev, were uploaded to Instagram, enraging local Hindu-Buddhists and many Balinese people.
  • Fazleeva wrote on social media that she had “heard her ancestors’ voices” while hugging the tree naked and that she was a “part of an endless chain.”
  • The couple were required to participate in a cleansing ceremony at the tree and will be barred from entering Indonesia for a minimum of six months. 
  • Fazleeva apologized on her Instagram in English and Bahasa Indonesian, explaining that she had “made a big mistake” and that it is “very important to treat these places and traditions with respect.”

Indonesian officials announced on Friday that a Russian influencer and her husband will be deported from Bali after they staged a naked photoshoot on a sacred 700-year-old tree three years ago. 

Alina Fazleeva, who has over 18,000 followers on Instagram, staged a nude photoshoot in 2019 at a weeping paperbark tree inside Babakan temple grounds in the Tabanan Regency. She uploaded the photos, taken by her husband Andrey Fazleev, and in the caption described hearing “her ancestors’ voices” when she hugged the tree, saying that she had become a “part of an endless chain.”

Instagram Influencer Sparks Outrage After Posing Naked on Top of Endangered Elephant in Bali

Alesya Kafelnikova

A 22-year-old Russian social media influencer is facing heavy criticism online for posing naked on top of an endangered elephant in Bali, Indonesia for her 553,000 Instagram followers.

Alesya Kafelnikova received backlash for the short video she posted on Feb. 13, where she was filmed lying naked on top of a “critically endangered” Sumatran elephant, according to The Sun.

Digital Nomad and Girlfriend Face Deportation After Living ‘Rich’ in Bali Tweets Went Viral

Kristen Gray

Digital nomad Kristen Gray, and girlfriend Saundra Michelle Alexander, are now facing deportation after their controversial Bali, Indonesia trip post went viral on social media.

Deportation: Gray and Alexander, who lived in Indonesia for “over a year,” are now facing deportation and a six-month ban from Indonesia after authorities discovered several violations they committed during their stay in the country, according to Coconuts Bali.

Digital Nomad Blasted for ‘Foreigner Privilege’ After Writing ‘Tone-Deaf’ Guide to Living ‘Rich’ in Bali


An African American digital nomad has been accused of exploiting their “foreigner privilege” after posting a how-to guide on living a life of luxury in Bali, Indonesia.

In a now-inaccessible Twitter thread, Kristen Gray, who runs a graphic design business, shared that they struggled to find work in the U.S. and wanted to get out of survival mode — and Bali was “the perfect medicine.”

Instagram Couple Sparks Outrage After Using Holy Water at Sacred Bali Temple to Wash Butt

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Indonesian netizens were infuriated after viral videos emerged showing a pair of Instagrammers desecrating a sacred site in Bali. 

Later identified as fitness models Sabina Dolezalova and Zdenek Slouka, the two Instagrammers were seen on video frolicking in what locals consider to be the sacred ground of a temple when Dolezalova bends over, hikes up her skirt and Slouka splashes spring water from the fountain on her behind.