Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

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:

 

 

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

As you can see some of the destroyed buildings are over three stories tall.

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

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.

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Even those renters who knew it’s coming didn’t believe the authorities would actually do it.

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

So some people tried to find and save their goods during the demolition operation.

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Trying to save at least some of the goods.

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Like here – from one side the building is already being demolished, from another side people trying to recover things from inside.

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Some really big shopping centers being demolished.

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Restaraunts owners also didn’t believe it would happen but it happened and they try to evacuate at the last minute.

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Just look at it.

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Saving the goods.

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Police and city authorities had to use force to enter into the shops.

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Sometimes city workers helped to take things out before demolish it.

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Some people like sellers refused to leave.

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

But ultimately everything got demolished.

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Most of the business owners couldn’t believe it was really happening!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

All those huge complexes got destroyed in just one night!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Some tried to put the photos of Russian flag, constitution page scans and president’s photo but it never helped.

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Hope you liked this story!

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29 thoughts on “Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!”

  1. If only Putin was as swift with all cheaters in the country. Including himself. But, unfortunately the chief vor v zakone is not that honest and prefers to keep as much money as possible for himself and his friends…

    • ….Relax, “Alain”. Try to cheat taxes and build something without papers (in whatever city you live), and let me know wjhat happens.

    • “Alain”, your tremendous indignation can only be justified if you don’t like to put cheaters and crooks in prison (or if you are a crook yourself). Who knows?
      LOL

  2. Not a single word about the fact that the owners of the shops won their 32 lawsuits against Sobianin, the mayor of Moscow. So this means the destruction was illegal… Maybe Sobianin wanted some more room for his friends, or more car parks managed by the Rotenberg brothers, other Putin’s friends ?

    Will this post be deleted ? Like the others ?

    • …”Alain”, if you’re a Mobster used to build things illegally (and profit from them breaking all laws), your emotional complaints are very understandable.
      Now, keep crying…

      –“…Will this post be deleted ?… No. Unfortunetaley, we can see how your compulsive hatred against millions of people, turns to embarrass yourself in every post.

  3. It’s not clear, exactly, what sort of “papers” should be in order her. But I find the demolition of buildings for this reason to be extreme and wasteful. In the US, there are consequences for things like this, but none of them involved demolishing the building. The only instance I can think of where we might demolish a building is if the building does not meet the building safety code. But in most cases the punishment is either a fine, or repossession of the building (by the government or by the mortgage holder). Not demolition.

  4. Just wait a bit to see what will replace them, and you’ll find the beneficiary of the crime (because it is a crime, as the shops were legal, according to the 32 suits they won). Putin’s way to make business…

    • …”Just wait a bit to see what will replace them, and…”. LOL. Next time “Alain”, try to build something without corrupting people and cheating. Then you (and your Mob Boss) will avoid these embarrassments.

      And please try to control your compulsive Russophobia. You’re becoming a kind of entertainments here.

    • “Alain”, why so scared?? LOL. I don’t think that Putin is in charge of a Moscow district and its local mobsters building thigs illegally. See, there is a Moscow Mayor, and Russia is a BIG country.

      But in your paranoid imagination (or uncontrollable hatred), everything is possible! Possibly Putin is beneath your bed right now!

  5. I sure hope Vladimir Putin is NOT responsible for this! because if he is – I just lost all respect for him. That is not the Christian way of doing things. That is pure evil and completely unacceptable!
    For Shame!!!! Somebody needs an ass kicking!!!!

    • No, “John”. That’s the job of the City Mayor. It’s funny to think that Putin himself is checking each construction built by local Mobsters without permission. Or in charge of parking spaces, or clearing street potholes…

      Anyway, many panicked warmongers here are infuriated by pics with beautiful landscapes and other unrelated (scary!) things like that, so well… Whatever that fills up their paranoia, will do.

  6. interesting replies given no one really seems to know or explain exactly what was done and what led to this. i suspect all those buildings were very illegal and associated with crime but who really knows? ER should post the real back story about these things to help us understand life in Russia.

    • Many buildings were built in the 90s. Owners cheated and falsified documents or received permission to mobile pavilion, which can be transported, not capital construction. Then this place built capital building without permission

    • @RB,
      It seems the builders cheated first to build them (and many other further permits). I’m not sure, too, but when that happens, demolition is the answer against constructions that shouldn’t be built in the first place.

  7. Ball Breaker and Oscar Goldman : I’m sure you can explain why the guys won 32 suits, and the mayor decided, nevertheless, to destroy their legal property ? Russian way to do business (not only Putin, but also his friends, here Sobianin) : I steal what I want (remember Yukos)…

    And that’s not russophobia. Otherwise, there are at least 15 millions of Russians who are russophobic. That’s just being fed up of corruption, in a country that we otherwise love (some of the Russian leaving the country because of that – sometimes as political refugees – the most important community in France for example, how strange for such a peace-loving country !). And that’s certainly not being blind at everything wrong the leadership of the country does…

    • Of course, “Alain”:

      Associated Press–“Many of the buildings popped up in the 1990s and early 2000s and were loved and hated by Muscovites for being both convenient pit stops near the metro as well as eyesores.
      The city said the structures were substandard, would pose obstacles to search and rescue teams in an emergency, and were built without proper permissions.
      Mayor Sergey Sobyanin said the owners of the demolished structures will be offered rental properties elsewhere in the city and that the reclaimed areas will be cleaned up”.

      Moscow Times –“Sobyanin isn’t the first mayor of the Russian capital to target kiosks. His predecessor, the wily, long-ruling Yury Luzhkov, ordered the removal of the structures citywide on at least two occasions in the 1990s, when they flourished in the wake of the Soviet collapse as a quick and easy solution to the problem of dreary and poorly stocked supermarkets”.

      So, if (according to you only) “15 million Russians are fed up with corruption”, they are also fed up with you supporting it, and your empty antics full of paranoid hatred.

    • –“why the guys won 32 suits…” Really? Whithout building and operation papers? I’m sure you can explain that, “Alain”. And your Mob Boss too.

      By the way “Alain”, please let me know if cleaning up the crowded Moscow Metro of illegal constructions and illegal businesses, is the job of the City Mayor, or the President of Russia. Maybe you want him fixing traffic lights at your corner (wherever you live in this world), or picking up street garbage and delivering your mail –according to you.

  8. On Behalf of Martus Ministry, I pray to Jesus to send his angels, ministers to support and guide all those affected due to this destruction including the City Officials, the Crew that did this and finally the business owners, employees and clients. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.

  9. “And that’s not russophobia…”. From you “Alain”? LOL. Then please let me know if it’s only your compulsive fear, hate and warmongering, shown by your terrified posts in nice pictorials of clean Airliner Factories, Musuems, forensic Science Centers and beautiful 100 year old pics of Churches and Landscapes. That’s some threatening and SCARY stuff! … At least, for you.

    LOL.

  10. Good job! Maybe you could lend us your Moscow mayor for a couple of weeks here in Bucharest, Romania… This way we could also get rid of our improvised shops that are even uglier than yours.

  11. A bit extreme but it works. Here in my town we had some rich guy build a mansion without papers back in the early 80s. Now here it sits, empty, the guy can’t live there, can’t sell it and still has to pay taxes on it. The city won’t demolish it, probable pour encourager les autres.

  12. I can image it’s extremely frustrating that these newer buildings, that actually look clean, new, and relatively safe, are ripped apart just because lack of paperwork when other buildings (like those in background) look terrible and are likely falling apart and unsafe because no-one wants to repair them, but they still get to stand just because they were built ‘with the proper paperwork’.
    The fact these building were completed and used for business instead of stopped before the work was done definitely leans toward a more sinister motive than just a lack of paperwork.

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