Russia: Chechnya mayor bans cake-cutting at weddings

The capital of the majority-Muslim Russian republic of Chechnya has banned cake cutting and “indecent” dance moves from traditional Chechen weddings as being too “Western”.

The acts are among several prohibited by an order of the Grozny mayor’s office to “safeguard the spiritual and moral development” of young Chechens from what it sees as increasingly Western influence…