Monday, June 18, 2018

Yekaterinburg to crack down on illegal trade hubs throughout city, region

The Yekaterinburg Committee on Commodity Markets and district specialists announced on Monday that they would introduce a comprehensive effort to eliminate illegal trade facilities.

Between mid-February and last week, the city dismantled 43 illegally installed transient trade hubs, most of which were located in the Upper Iset, Train, Kirov and Ordzhonikedze areas, reports.

The city works to eliminate such objects on a weekly basis. The city removed 12 stalls and trailers in the past week, with nine removed voluntarily and three others being removed using city resources.

The city gives violators seven days to remove the setup, after which the municipality moves the stall to a protected area, according to

Alexander Yakob, the head of the Yekaterinburg administration, is looking into strengthening the city's efforts to remove illegal trading facilities.

There are currently hundreds of such facilities considered to be illegal, each of which uses city power grids and operates on illegally occupied land, reports.