Russian-led Customs Union has banned production, import and sale of lace underwear in ban on the territory of trade bloc: Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus.
The regulation was approved back in 2011 and was enforced July 1, 2014.
The regulation does not specifically target pretty underwear, but rather targets panties based on the garment's ability to absorb moisture. The minimum approved amount of moisture absorption is 6%.
Russian MPs also proposed a ban on sneakers, ballet shoes and high-heeled shoes in the Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus for health reasons, saying 40% of the country’s adult population was flat-footed.
Customs Union of the three counties was formed in 2010, and is moving towards a full European Union -style trade union.