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2021 video of burka clad women at a store in Russia is attributed to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

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Video of burka clad women walking out of a room is being widely shared on social media claiming that it is related to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of burka clad women at FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Fact: This video was posted on 03 September 2021 by a Russian based Instagram account ‘Khimarka’. This video shows burka clad women coming out of the Khimarka cloth store in Russian city of Khasavyurt. Also, according to Qatar travel advisory, tourists can generally wear their clothing of choice, but shoulders and knees should be covered when visiting public places. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

Reverse image search using the keyframes extracted from the viral video led us to the same video posted on 03 September 2021 by a Russia based Instagram account ‘Khimarka’. As per the description, the video shows burka clad women coming out of the Khimarka cloth store. The store is in Khasavyurt city of Russia.


Also, as per the travel advisory of FIFA world cup Qatar 2022, people can generally wear clothing of their choice. However, shoulders and knees should be covered when visiting public places like museums and other government buildings. Swimwear is commonly worn at hotel beaches and pools. While international visitors and residents wear a wide variety of clothing styles, Qatari citizens usually wear traditional attire. Visitors are welcome to wear traditional Qatari clothing if they choose to. Visuals of foreign fans in normal outfits at FIFA world cup Qatar 2022 can be seen below:

To sum it up, 2021 video of burka clad women at a store in Russia is attributed to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

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