The Investigative Committee sealed up about 20 bars on Dumskaya and Lomonosov streets in the center of St. Petersburg, according to Fontanka and 78.ru.
According to online publications, among the closed bars are Scandal, Rocket, GoodPeople, Quarenghi, Probirka, Duma, Vegas, Bardak, Arka and Fan Club.
According to Fontanka, the establishments were sealed as part of a criminal case on the involvement of minors in drinking alcohol and using intoxicants. There are no suspects in the case yet.
On the evening of March 17, FSB officers came to two Moscow bars - Underdog and La Virgen Taqueria. They stated that the raid was related to the financing of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. About 40 people were detained during the raid. They were released after questioning, examining tattoos and finding out what channels they subscribed to on Telegram. Some of them were forced by the security forces to sing patriotic songs. Later, the owners of the bars Underdog and La Virgen apologized to the security forces.