Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has urged the republic's bridal salons to stop selling revealing weddings gowns.
"Revealing European-style gowns have become trendy among [Chechen] brides. This is wrong and has nothing to do with Chechen culture," Kadyrov said. "We should make every effort to preserve Chechen traditions and customs."
Chechen bridal shops should start selling national wedding gowns to protect the younger generation from "the influence of foreign ideologies".