April 20, 2021

Repeat Offenses: Mothers Grieve a Spectacular Repast


Repeat Offenses: Mothers Grieve a Spectacular Repast
Perhaps not the most comfortable perch to cook a meal. "File: Eternal Flame, Obelisk of Glory, Togliatty, Russia.JPG" by ShinePhantom is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

It was not the first time, and is likely not the last: a woman chose the wrong spot for her spectacular repast...

Will they ever learn?

In early April, a woman was caught sautéing a quick meal over the Eternal Flame of the “Grieving Mother” Memorial in the town of Pushkino near Moscow. The police quickly apprehended the 65-year-old woman.

When asked to explain her transgression, she responded: “But what did I do? We’re not used to eating in restaurants.”

She will be tried under article 244 of the Russian Criminal Code: "Desecration of the bodies of the dead and their burial places."

This isn't the first time we've reported on memorial flame hibachi chefs. Last year, picnickers suffered the same temptation: on May 24, 2020, two young women in their early 20s attempted to grill meat over the Eternal Flame of the Tomb of Workers and Sailors on Yakornaya Square in Kronstadt.

Acts, surely, that give many a mother good reason to grieve.

You can view a video of the newest culprit enjoying her socially-distanced grub here.

 

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