The incident took place at the Eternal Flame on the Alley of Heroes in the Central District of the city of Volgograd, in Russia, on the night of 15th November.
The mass grave is dedicated to fallen soldiers from Tsaritsyn and Stalingrad, which is now known as Volgograd.
The unnamed 21-year-old and 24-year-old women, reportedly students at one of Volgograd’s universities, can be seen climbing going up the steps to the monument with a dog.
They can then be seen bending by the flame to light their cigarettes.
Seconds later, two cops can be seen coming to arrest them as the footage ends.
Newsflash obtained a statement from the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Volgograd Region on Telegram, saying: “An investigation is underway, and a decision is pending on whether to initiate a criminal case under Article 244 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation – ‘Desecration of Bodies of the Deceased and Places of Their Burial.'”
The penalty outlined in the mentioned article of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation includes a fine of up to RUB 40,000 (GBP 363), correctional labour for a maximum of one year, or imprisonment for a period of up to three months.