Penza activists demand removing Victory Day anniversary logo from “Magnit” sausages
Penza, 14 April 2015. PenzaNews. The activists of the Penza regional headquarters of youth public organization “Young Guard of United Russia” together with Vladimir Kerkhanadzhev, chairman of the City Veteran Council, participant of the Battle for Stalingrad, demanded the management of a “Magnit” grand store located at the “Kollazh” trading center to remove the logo of the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory from sausages.
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Vladimir Kerkhanadzhev could not hide his indignation after finding commemorative stickers on food products.
“Is there no other way of advertising this product? Must it be the Victory symbol?” the veteran asked.
A woman who introduced herself as Tatiana Alekseyevna (surname unknown), director of hypermarket “Magnit,” approached the group of activists and journalists shortly after they had appeared in the store.
“This came from the supplier. This is not ours. We do not put such stickers in the hypermarket,” she said in response to the criticism.
After that, Dmitry Semin, head of the Penza regional department of “Young Guard of United Russia,” asked why the stickers with the 70th Victory anniversary logo were on sausages of different manufacturers.
A store worker had assured him earlier to put a sticker to any kind of sausage at the customer’s request, he also noted.
As a result, the hypermarket director assured she will deal with the situation and see that all commemorative stickers are removed within 1-2 hours.
According to her, these stickers were not agreed on with the store management.
“We have posters, St.George ribbons: they are handed out to customers for free. But that is exactly the kind of thing we do not do,” she said.
After the incident had been resolved, Vladimir Kerkhanadzhev thanked the director of the hypermarket for understanding.
“Your reacted exactly how a normal person should. Thank you,” said the veteran of the Great Patriotic War.