McDonald’s falls victim of US-Russian economic war
Having closed several McDonald’s restaurants in Moscow, Russia’s Federal Service for Consumer Rights Protection (Rospotrebnadzor) launched unscheduled inspections of the restaurants of the chain in the Sverdlovsk region of Russia.
On August 20, it was reported that the federal agency suspended the work of four McDonald’s restaurants in Moscow, including the very first McDonald’s that opened in Russia, on Pushkinskaya Square in Moscow.
The Kommersant newspaper wrote with reference to a federal official that the inspection of McDonald’s restaurants was being conducted according to instructions from the government.
As for Moscow McDonald’s restaurants, Rospotrebnadzor officials said that their inspection was held on August 18-20. In the course of the inspection, there were “numerous violations of the sanitary legislation revealed.”
Meanwhile, Western experts believe that the decision to close McDonald’s restaurants in Moscow is a political move that is associated with the Kremlin’s stance on the state of affairs in Ukraine.