Many owners of the stalls had official permission for their activities and passed the necessary licensing procedures, said the ex-mayor of the Russian service Bi-bi-si. “I think that now, when the economy of the country has so many problems, it is not the time to deal with small business,” — said Luzhkov.
According to the former mayor, the current authorities of the capital, the suppression of the stalls was “a fixed idea”. “Many people who work in such stalls, have laid their apartments, many of them don’t have a lot of money. To them, and indeed small businesses should be treated differently”, — said Luzhkov.
On the night of Tuesday in Moscow began the demolition of buildings, recognized by the authorities for self-construction. The head of the Moscow state inspection on real estate Sergey Sokurov said demolished 97 buildings in different parts of the city. He noted that 90% of the demolished pavilions “have been implemented in non-food products, in particular, they [the pavilions] were popular at the bookies and salons of cellular communication”. Coordinator of entrepreneurs Stanislav Petrov thus I called another number for demolished objects 130 objects. According to him, among them the shopping center “Albatross” at the station “Shchelkovo” and stalls near the metro stations “Chistye Prudy”, “Kropotkin”, “Arbat” and “Ulitsa 1905 goda”.
The mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin on his page in social network “Vkontakte” reported that the demolished on the night of Tuesday the buildings were dangerous for Muscovites, as they were illegally built on engineering services and on the technical area of the metro. This occurred with the apparent support or assistance from officials, said the head of the capital.
Former owners of the demolished pavilions authorities promised if they wish to provide the opportunity to build retail facilities in other places and legally, said Sobyanin. He did not specify whether the entrepreneurs have any advantage when creating new business.
Business Ombudsman Moscow Michael Vyshegorodtsev has advised the owners of the demolished pavilions to go to court. He noted that some entrepreneurs have already adopted in their favour by the decision. In turn, the Deputy head of the Duma Committee on economic policy Victor Zvagelsky said that the lower house of Parliament may be adopted a bill that provides for compensation to the entrepreneurs in the case of the demolition of their stalls, including the provision of similar outlets at the expense of the city and the lease for at least seven years.
February 7 the newspaper “Vedomosti”, with reference to the Chairman of the branch office of commercial real estate “Business Russia” Eduard Ghulyan informed that the documents 50 objects that were in the list for demolition on the property were registered, and the owners of the 27 facilities have entered into force court decisions on the absence of squatter. According to the publication, in some cases, the dispute reached the Supreme court, and decisions made not in favor of the Moscow authorities.