The Moscow bars Underdog and La Virgen, owned by the same team of restaurateurs, came to the security forces with sledgehammers and stun guns. According to OVD-Info with reference to visitors to the establishments, they said that their visit was related to "sponsoring the Armed Forces of Ukraine."
According to OVD-Info, some visitors and employees of bars were detained, the exact number of detainees is unknown.
Bars posted ads on social media that they were temporarily closed. “Today we will be closed indefinitely at the request of the police. We will tell you all the details later, or you will learn them from friends, ”underdog says on Instagram.
Later, OVD-Info and SOTA reported that the police had left Underdog. OVD-Info writes that before they left, they forced the girl to write “Z for Russia” on the doors of the institution. SOTA posted a photo of a girl writing on a door while being watched by a police officer.
The publications also write that after the visit of the security forces, the musical repertoire in the bar has changed - now patriotic compositions by the singer Shaman and the Lyube group are playing there.
In July 2022, La Virgen published a social media post about the sale of vinyl records. It was reported that the proceeds will go to a Ukrainian charitable foundation. The bar's owners later claimed that their social media had been hacked.