Two more McDonald’s in Moscow to be closed by regulators
Newscast Media MOSCOW—Two more McDonald’s restaurants are closing temporarily
in Moscow on the orders of state food regulators as Russia and the West feud over
Moscow courts on August 27 granted requests by the regulatory agency
Rospotrebnadzor to suspend the operation of a McDonald’s at Manezh Square, just
outside the Kremlin, and one on Prospekt Mira for 90 days.
The new suspensions bring to eight the number of McDonald’s restaurants closed
nationwide in recent weeks.
Regulators have cited “technical violations” of health codes and ordered the
restaurants to correct them before they can re-open.
Russia has responded to Western sanctions over Ukraine by targeting Western food
imports and some U.S. companies.
Moscow slapped a ban on most Western food imports earlier this month after
Washington and Brussels imposed economic sanctions targeting Russian economic
sectors including finance and energy.
Source: Radio Free Europe