February 7, 2014 4:40 pm -

Video surveillance equipment is Russian hotel rooms, including showers, says a Russian official.

“We have surveillance video from the hotels that shows people turn on the shower, direct the nozzle at the wall and then leave the room for the whole day,” the official, Dmitry Kozak, was quoted as saying by The Wall Street Journal.

Kozak’s interview was cut short when an aide pulled the reporter away from him before he was able to ask more questions on the matter.

A spokesperson for Kozak told WSJ that there is no surveillance in hotel bathrooms and that Kozak was referencing the surveillance during construction of the hotels.

Kozak’s comment came while he was addressing concerns and gripes made by reporters who took to social media regarding problems with their hotel rooms, which included issues with water quality, the functionality of toilets and the lack of heat, among other problems.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.