May 29, 2020

Grilling over an Open (Memorial) Flame


Grilling over an Open (Memorial) Flame
Not the best place for grilling meat. Image vie Wallpaper Flare

Several people have been detained in Kronstadt for a picnic in a rather unusual spot. Two women, aged 22 and 23, were arrested after they tried to grill meat over an eternal flame memorial.

The police received a complaint from the director of a local history museum about the desecration of the monument, “Eternal Flame over the Tomb of Workers and Sailors,” on Yakornaya Square in Kronstadt on May 25. A surveillance video recording showed two women and one man driving up to the memorial at 11:00 PM on May 24. They then set up a skewer and attempted to grill some meat.

The two women were arrested first, and the man was found and detained shortly afterward. The participants admitted their guilt and blamed it on ignorance and thoughtlessness. In retrospect, the man called his actions “reckless.” The three are being charged with vandalism, which carries a sentence of up to three years in prison.

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