The premise was simple. They placed a vending machine with a female persona in one of Moscow’s largest shopping centers. It has been configured so that the snacks inside get stuck after a customer has paid. Using vibration and display sensors, the machine will eventually release the purchase, but only after a man has hit the thing several times. And in doing so the smiling female vending assistant bursts in to tears drawing the attention of passers-by.
More disturbing than how easy it is to get a Russian male to hit a vending machine though is the fact that ten thousand Russian women die as a result of domestic violence.