March 13th was the final day that 850 McDonald’s locations in Russia were allowed to remain open. At one Moscow location, Lukas Safranov, son of famous Russian painter Nikas Safranov, chained himself to the door.
Eventually, Moscow police unchained him and led him away. Safranov, who is morbidly obese, yelled that McDonald’s food is what he has eaten all his life. The stunt was probably meant as performance art.
Lukas Safranov, son of the famous artist Nikas Safranov, chained himself to a McDonald’s in Moscow saying “they fed us this food for 30 years (…) and now they are leaving us. The sanctions are depriving me of the food that I have eaten all my life”. pic.twitter.com/WSXlgd0rBv
— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) March 13, 2022
🇷🇺 #Moscou. Lukas Safranov, fils du célèbre artiste Nikas Safranov, s’est enchaîné à un McDonald’s en disant « ils nous ont nourris de cette nourriture pendant 30 ans (…) et maintenant ils nous quittent”. Les sanctions me privent de la nourriture que j’ai mangée toute ma vie ». pic.twitter.com/PxCaK1bRbm
— ⓃⒺⓌⓈ—ⒾⓃⓉ·۰•●🌐 (@NewsInt_) March 13, 2022
McDonald’s is a beloved cultural icon for many young Russians.