Putin aide's wife performs ice skating Holocaust routine criticized by media
- 28.11.2016, 11:56,
- Culture » Culture. Main
Skater Tatiana Navka, wife of Vladimir Putin's spokesman has performed routine of concentration camp inmates on Russian celebrity competition show, DW.
Tatiana Navka, a professional ice skater married to presidential aide Dmitry Peskov, skated into controversy over the weekend with a Holocaust-themed routine.
Navka and her skating partner, actor Andre Burkovsky, wore Holocaust striped uniforms and large Stars of David for their four-minute performance.
Navka said the routine was based on one of her favourite film the Italian movie "Life is Beautiful" and aimed to to highlight the evils of the Holocaust for the benefit of the younger generation.
The 1997 tragicomedy by director Roberto Benigni tells of an Italian-Jewish man's fight to survive in a Nazi concentration camp.
The performance has been panned on social media, with many calling it offensive. Jewish-American comedian Sarah Silverman expressed horror on Twitter.
"Oh those whacky Holocaust victims (OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD)," Silverman posted.