This was reported to RIA Novosti by the head of the press service of the regional Central Internal Affairs Directorate Valery Gorelykh.
Entrepreneurs staged a пох funeral ’action for a business affected by restrictions imposed on the spread of coronavirus on May 20. The owners of the shops put up a coffin in front of the shopping center where their outlets are located and put flowers and wreaths in it.
“One organizer and five participants in an unauthorized event will be held accountable under two articles: for violation of the procedure for public events and for violation of the self-isolation regime”, - Gorelykh said.
Earlier, Komsomolskaya Pravda reported on the “funeral” action of a business in front of the Galaxy shopping center in Yekaterinburg:
“Only a grocery store operates in the Galaxy”, - says entrepreneur Alexander Chermakov. - In April alone, losses amounted to 58 million rubles. The governor said that in the event of the opening of the shopping center it would be necessary to let visitors at the rate of 1 person per 10 square meters. Yes, we have so many buyers and before quarantine was not! On a coffin, a wreath and carnations threw themselves together with colleagues. Consider this our gesture of despair.