This night over one hundred shops were demolished in Moscow. Moscow people woke up in completely different looking cities – a lot of their favorite shops are destroyed. The reason is simple, not having their property papers in order. Never before have Moscow authorities demolished so many shops at once. Usually they did it one by one after the court order. But now they can demolish them at will – no more court orders are needed due to the new law. Thanks to this they destroyed over one hundred stores this night – different size from small ones to really huge ones. Let’s see in detail, thanks to cool Russian blogger Ilya who took an effort to photograph the operation:
As you can see some of the destroyed buildings are over three stories tall.
The property owners were warned in Decemeber that they are going to be demolished, however many of them have rented out their shops to smaller businesses for long periods of time – years ahead, and didn’t warned them. So many small business owners were surprised – arrived at their workplace in the morning today to find out that it is totally demolished together with all their goods and sales equipment.
Even those renters who knew it’s coming didn’t believe the authorities would actually do it.
So some people tried to find and save their goods during the demolition operation.
Trying to save at least some of the goods.
Like here – from one side the building is already being demolished, from another side people trying to recover things from inside.
Some really big shopping centers being demolished.
Restaraunts owners also didn’t believe it would happen but it happened and they try to evacuate at the last minute.
Just look at it.
Saving the goods.
Police and city authorities had to use force to enter into the shops.
Sometimes city workers helped to take things out before demolish it.
Some people like sellers refused to leave.
But ultimately everything got demolished.
Most of the business owners couldn’t believe it was really happening!
All those huge complexes got destroyed in just one night!
Some tried to put the photos of Russian flag, constitution page scans and president’s photo but it never helped.
Hope you liked this story!
Do you have a compassion for the business owners?