Tatar supermarket chain «Bahetle», where they sell home-cooked meals, apologized for the fact that the range of its products was a cutting Board with a calendar for 2016, which U.S. President Barack Obama depicted as a monkey.
«We apologize for what happened. We first encounter this situation, so the staff was not ready for it. To eliminate its recurrence in any form, now in all stores of the network is conducted properly instructed», – stated in the message the press service of the trade network, leading news Agency «Interfax».
The network promises that the employees of the stores that «paid no attention» to the image, spreading the boards on the shelf, will be punished.
«We regret that this product was on the shelves of our store. For us it is very unpleasant situation: it is unacceptable to use the trading platform for political provocations», – is spoken in the statement of the press service.
In connection with this unpleasant incident, the company conducts an internal investigation. She complained in writing to the supplier, to the Moscow enterprise, LLC «classic dishes», noting that among them in a set of chopping boards were three instances of provocative image for 222 of the ruble 90 kopecks.
This item previously paid journalists and bloggers, who saw in this incident a sign of racism. This view is shared by the Americans: a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Russia will Stevens expressed his indignation at the sale of such boards. «It is disgusting that the local authorities permit the sale of such racist material in the stores,» he wrote yesterday on his page on the social network Twitter .
The website NEWSru.com notes that a «photoshop contest» on the U.S. President and his various insulting labels appeared in Russia before. The occasion was the Ukrainian events and, as a result, the imposition of sanctions against the Russian Federation. In response to the restrictions, Russians have begun to impose private sanctions against Barack Obama: on the doors of various establishments began to appear signs indicating that the entrance to the President of the United States is strictly prohibited.
Letom 2014 FAS became interested in the banners on the streets of Perm city Lysva. One of the posters was a picture of Australian Merino in the sweatshirt with the American flag with the caption: «Baran Abama, get your hooves from Ukraine. No one knows.». The second was a picture of the American leader on the background of the star-spangled banner, greedily looking at a banana with the inscription «Ukraine» and the inscription: «Banana Obama, don’t choke!»
In September 2014 it became known that the Federal Antimonopoly service of the Samara region has fined a company that advertises water heaters with images of President Obama and the caption: «A dirty chimney sweeps the shame and disgrace!»
Previously, the legendary Russian figure skater Irina Rodnina, member of the state Duma, posted in his Twitter caricatured image of Barack Obama and his wife Michelle with a banana, writing that the collage she sent from the US. The Runet exploded with indignation, and then the athlete has the blogosphere agog deleted the tweet and later said that he had not posted it, and hackers. While Rodnina colleagues on the state Duma rose to her defense, saying that he does not see her act nothing wrong.