Electric shocks were applied to several detainees in two bars in Moscow. It is reported by Sota with reference to the lawyer Konstantin Erokhin. According to the lawyer, security forces forced some of the detainees to sing the Russian anthem.
In total, about 40 people were detained, according to the First Department, including two employees of the La Virgen bar. They were all released the same evening. In the department, the detainees were questioned by employees of the Moscow FSB. As Erokhin told human rights activists, the police did not take part in the polls. The lawyer himself was not allowed into the department.
One of the Underdog employees, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Mediazona that the security forces forced visitors to sing patriotic songs, threatening them with stun guns, and asked people with tattoos to undress. The detainees were checked for chats in Telegram.
Also Agency. Moscow”, which is controlled by the city mayor’s office, published a video with visitors to the Underdog bar, whom the security forces forced to sing the song of the Lube group. One of the security officials says: “We are pulling, we are pulling.”
The security forces came to the popular Moscow bars Underdog and La Virgen, owned by the same team of restaurateurs, on March 17 in the evening. They had sledgehammers and stun guns. They stated that their visit was related to "sponsoring the Armed Forces of Ukraine."
Before leaving, they forced the girl to write “Z for Russia” on the doors of the institution. Sota posted a photo of her writing on the door under the supervision of a police officer.
Also, 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.