S.-PETERSBURG, February 27 – RIA Novosti. Unknown persons extinguished the Eternal Flame in St. Petersburg with snow, a criminal case has been opened, the press service of the GUMVD for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region reports. “On February 26 at 00.54, the police of the Central District received a message that the Eternal Flame was not burning on the Field of Mars and there was a strong smell of gas The information was immediately transferred to a specialized organization, the employees of which restored the burning of the fire. The police found that at about 00.06 two unknown persons extinguished the Eternal Flame with snow and disappeared, “it was reported.
A criminal case was initiated under part 1 of article 244 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Desecration of the bodies of the dead and their burial places.”
Intruders are wanted.