This was reported by the joint press service of the courts of St. Petersburg.
It follows from the materials of the court that on May 13, 2023, at about 21:00 on Nevsky Prospekt, 44, Zenit organized “a mass simultaneous stay and movement of citizens, not less than 1,000 people, which is not a public event, in a public place, which led to a violation of public order , causing harm to green spaces, obstructing the movement of pedestrians and vehicles in a public place.
At the same time, the court materials note that on May 9, the CEO of FC Zenit JSC sent a letter to the Governor of St. Petersburg with a request to coordinate the holding of festive events dedicated to the victory of the Zenit football club in the Russian Football Championship of the 2022/2023 season. “Zenith” was recommended to coordinate the holiday with the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region. The press service of the courts of St. Petersburg clarifies that the football club sent a corresponding letter to the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs only on May 15, while the event itself took place on May 13.