Russian ‘yogi’ lambasted for driving motorbike into the waves at a Bali beach

A Russian ‘yogi’ was under fire after uploading a TikTok video of her and a friend riding a motorbike into the waves on a Bali beach. Photo: Screengrab.
A Russian ‘yogi’ was under fire after uploading a TikTok video of her and a friend riding a motorbike into the waves on a Bali beach. Photo: Screengrab.

Remember two years ago when we reported that a Russian influencer in Bali launched off of a dock on a motorbike and plunged into the ocean?

In a not-so-pleasant case of history repeating itself, another Russian national is facing backlash after she uploaded a 5-second clip of her and a male friend driving a motorbike into the waves at a nondescript beach in Bali. 

The title of the video? “Accidentally got wet in the ocean” –  and it came with a warning that the act might cause harm.

@anaste_amanova #ocean #balitravel #bali #bike #baliocean ♬ Left and Right (Charlie Puth) [feat. Jung Kook of BTS] [Sped Up Version] – sped up nightcore

The uploader, Anastasia Amanova, described herself as a “CEO” of a “yoga project” who resides in Bali. Her TikTok videos generally comprise travel tips on the Island of Gods.

Three days ago, Amanova uploaded the beach biking video and, for this one, the comments section is filled with netizens lambasting her.

One commenter pointed out that whoever rented out the motorbike to Amanova would definitely “cry” if the vehicle was damaged due to ocean water corrosion.

While it was perhaps too quick to assume that it was a rented motorbike, others pointed out that she was riding a Yamaha XSR series and it would be such a shame to damage it by riding it on the beach like that.

On her Instagram page, Amanova describes herself as an owner of a home decor business as well as a yoga teacher.

Coconuts Bali has reached out to her for comments.

Amanova’s clip is indeed reminiscent of the time a Russian influencer received a lot of backlash in December 2020 after plunging his motorbike into the ocean. In general, the case also just adds to a growing number of foreigners doing stuff that are, at the very least, tasteless and disrespectful in the eyes of locals. 

When will it ever stop? Will it ever stop?

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  1. As an owner of a home decor business as well as a yoga teacher.

    Does this mean she is able to work in Bali?

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