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Glass Bottles, Cars Banned for Victory Day

Published: May 8, 2014 (Issue # 1809)



  • Cars, as well as glass bottles, will be banned along Nevsky Prospekt for Victory Day celebrations May 9.
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Revelers celebrating Victory Day will be unable to buy drinks in glass bottles or park their cars in the city center on May 9, according to a report by Interfax.

For the day, shops located along Nevsky Prospekt and the surrounding streets have been prohibited from selling any drinks in glass containers. Parked cars will also be removed from the central streets before the holiday begins.

“The Department of Consumer Affairs has ordered shops not to sell takeaway drinks in glass containers along Nevsky Prospekt or within 500 meters of the city’s main thoroughfare,” a representative of the Central District Administration told Interfax on Wednesday.

The regional traffic police have announced that motor vehicle will be banned along the entirety of Nevsky Prospekt on Friday from 3.45 p.m. to 6.20 p.m. Earlier in the day, Nevsky Prospekt will be closed between Sadovaya Ulitsa to Admiralteisky Prospekt from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Also from 3.45 pm to 6.20 pm, a section of Ligovsky Prospekt near Nevsky and all of Grechesky Prospekt, Ploschad Vosstanya, Ulitsa Zhikovskogo, Ulitsa Radischeva, 2nd Sovetskaya and Dvortsovy Proezd will be closed.

Police have warned drivers that cars parked on these streets will be towed starting late this evening.





 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Monday, Sept. 1


Today marks the beginning of Lermontov-Fest, a fall festival celebrating the life of one of Russia’s most remarkable poets who, in a fate eerily similar to Pushkin’s, was killed in a duel at the age of 26. Organized by the Lermontov Library System, the next several months will see art exhibitions, concerts and public lectures focusing on the Lermontov’s short yet prolific career. Check the Lermontov Library System’s website for more details.



Tuesday, Sept. 2


Join expats and practice your Russian during the Russian Club’s weekly meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. The club is free to participate in although you need to be a registered member of Couchsurfing.



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