In Makhachkala, at the behest of the local administration, several advertising stands near the New Balance store were broken because of foreign inscriptions. The vandal raid followed the statement of the head of Dagestan, Sergei Melikov, who said that "all evil" comes to the republic from the West.
“If there is a cafe, then be sure to San Francisco, Los Angeles or Havana. Are there no other letters besides Latin ones?”Melikov said. - When all evil comes from there. And we are positioning them."
According to representatives of the store, the light boxes with advertisements were damaged by the local administration after the order of the head of Dagestan, who ordered "to put things in order with outdoor advertisements."
“Last night, vandals damaged our boxes, tore off our advertising, signboard - they just acted inappropriately, to put it mildly,” the store representatives said.
“At the moment, no one has been held responsible for the damage caused. We could eliminate our ads ourselves without damaging our store, "Rain quotes New Balance employees.