Getting laid in Russia just became more expensive.
The crime of buying sexual services is becoming more expensive in Russia as prostitutes increase their rates to offset the free-falling ruble, regional media reported.
An escort agency in the northern port of Murmansk has raised prices by 30 to 40 percent, news website Flashnord.com reported.
The pre-crisis price was 3,000 to 7,000 rubles ($55 to $130 at Thursday’s rate) per two hours of “spending time with an agency employee,” Flashnord said Tuesday.
The price will likely be pegged to the dollar in the future, the website said. Though prostitution is illegal in Russia, the report gave the name of the alleged brothel, Madlen.
A representative of another “escort salon” named World of Sex in Murmansk was cited as saying that the enterprise “is trying to keep prices as they were, but life’s getting more expensive, and girls can’t work at a loss.” Read More