Russian official media reported, Friday, that a local resident was arrested for barbecuing at a monument that includes the “eternal flame“, in memory of World War II soldiers, who fell in the Republic of Dagestan in the North Caucasus.
Video footage published by the “Baza” channel on its Twitter account showed an elderly man sitting cross-legged near the flame rising from the base of the monument and grilling meat on the flames while talking to people around him laughing.
В Дербенте полиция задержала местного жителя, который готовил шашлык на вечном огне.
«Огонь есть, всё есть, даже уголь не надо». pic.twitter.com/o960f7cjhm
— baza (@bazabazon) January 28, 2021
In the recording, the voice of the elderly man is heard saying: “There is no need for charcoal,” while he was turning a skewer of meat on the flame of fire, inside the “Military Glory Park” that includes the monument, in the city of Derbent.
Officials in the Dagestani city of Derbent announced that the man in the video had been detained facing administrative charges, according to the Russian state news agency TASS. Officials did not disclose the charges against the man.
Barbecues are frequent over the “eternal flame” burning in front of the monument, and the Russian authorities regularly deal with such incidents.