In Moscow and St. Petersburg, they began to open criminal cases and arrest participants in fights in shopping centers. As the Avtozak project draws attention to , Moscow courts have already sent at least four teenagers under house arrest. Criminal cases were opened against members of the PMC Ryodan movement under the article on hooliganism by a group of persons, which can face up to seven years in prison.
Also today it became known that in St. Petersburg the court arrested a minor student who, according to investigators, took part in a fight in the Gallery shopping center. The suspect pleaded guilty. He will remain under arrest until April 25.
On February 24 and 25, more than 350 people were brought to Moscow police departments, 319 of whom were minors. Detentions of teenagers were also reported in St. Petersburg (according to Fontanka, more than 100 teenagers were detained in the St. Petersburg Gallery), Kursk, Novosibirsk and Kazan.
It has been reported in the media that young people are associated with the Ryodan subculture . "Ryodan", or "Spiders", is the name of a criminal gang from the popular manga Hunter x Hunter. Their symbol is a twelve-legged spider, each member of the group wears a tattoo with his image.