The Eternal Flame, photo by Yelena Sineok,

24 May 2024, 19:52

Escapade at Eternal Flame turns into public apologies for resident of Krasnodar Territory

Policemen have detained a man in Novorossiysk who had lit a cigarette from the Eternal Flame.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in Southern Russia, law enforcers regularly initiate criminal cases under the article on desecration of military glory memorials; the article provides for up to three years of freedom deprivation. Thus, in May, a court received the case of a native of Maykop (Adygea), accused of damaging the Eternal Flame memorial in Krasnodar.

A video of the man lighting a cigarette from the Eternal Flame in Novorossiysk appeared in May on a Telegram channel dedicated to city news.

"As a subscriber reports, this is not the first time that the man walked and lit a cigarette from the Eternal Flame," the post has stated.

A few hours after the video appeared in social networks, the Territorial Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) reported in its official Telegram channel that the offender had been detained and posted a video with his public apologies.

"Of course, the man will not get off with just an apology," the MIA said in its statement.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on May 23, 2024 at 03:17 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: Caucasian Knot

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