September 16, 2020

McDonald's, Mayor Measures, Pets on Planes



McDonald's, Mayor Measures, Pets on Planes
Photo by Sunyu Kim on Unsplash

"McDonald's is expanding its geographic presence and plans to open the first factories in the Far Eastern Federal District in December 2020."

– Press announcement by McDonald’s, which plans to open its first restaurants in Russia’s Far East

Runner-Up Quotes

“We are not currently planning any additional restrictions, sanitary protection measures, considering them sufficient. But at the same time, they must be observed.”

– Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin, on why no new measures will be introduced in Moscow in response to the coronavirus pandemic

"Starting on September 15, only an adult passenger can transport animals, moreover, only one container with one domesticated pet. The exception is kittens or puppies in the amount of no more than three (in a container) over eight weeks of age, but not over six months in the passenger compartment, provided that the weight of the animals together with the container does not exceed 8 kg [17.5 pounds].”

Aeroflot announcement about their new rules on traveling with animals

 

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