Police in Russia said a driver was fined after a video posted online showed two men being pulled through the streets of a city while riding on a rug.

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The video shows two young men in Nizhny Novgorod being pulled through the city's streets by a vehicle while riding atop a length of carpet.

"A resident of the Sormovsky region carried his friends on a textile product attached to his car in the form of a carpet," the Ministry of Internal Affairs said.

The driver was fined $15 for violating transportation rules, police said.