On May 24, photos and videos appeared on social networks and media, in which dozens of people have fun and dance, having a massive party in the center of Novosibirsk (on Lenin Square), violating the regime of self-isolation. The news that they were "dancing on COVID" instantly spread across the Internet, backed up by photos and videos, including a video on which people dance to a song Sultana Hurricane и Murat Thagalegova “To the disco!”
According to the RIA Novosti portal, after the city and regional authorities asked the police to conduct an inspection, the police identified and prosecuted the organizers and some of the participants in the event.
Earlier, the head office explained that for about an hour from 23:30 (19:30 Moscow time) on May 23, on Lenin Square in Novosibirsk there were about 50 young people who talked noisily and turned on music in cars. Young people dispersed after a conversation with the police.
At the same time, the police said that the video posted on the Internet on the incident was partially fake, as part of the video was shot at a different time and added “most likely, to artificially increase the number of people who were on Lenin Square at that time”.
According to the ZNAK portal, a check is being conducted on the fact of publications - the authenticity of photos and video materials that may have been taken at other times is checked.