There're holy things in all cultures, and they are untouchable for all laws. They have to be.
And during last 50 years the memory of dead soldiers of the WWII was in this list.
But COVID has destroyed it.
My city Kerch has a great tradition - a torchlight procession devoted to the Great Victory Day of the 9th of May. In 1945 the USSR won the fascism, and this date is holy here.
Kerch torchlight procession is something well-known far outside Kerch, and it's something that should be seen at least once.
All citizens and guests of the city wait for this day every year. They take torches and go throught the whole city, climb to the main and hightest mountain with the monument to soldiers.
This year the tradition has been broken. The authorities has forbidden to organize this traditional torchlight procession because of Covid.
the entry to the mountain was closed
It can be understood IF only not to take into consideration that ALL the rest mass events are held!
ALL restaurants, shops, markets are open
MILLIONS of tourists come to the Crimea in summer every year (especially now, when many other directions are closed).
SO where is the logics?!
Mass events are dangerous for people?
Mass coming of tourists are NOT?
Or maybe there is a great difference between events that give profit to the city budget and don't give?
People were crazy about this news, because when it touches holy things, silence is impossible.
It was a great scandal in social nets, and people show their hate to authorities.
And there was a way out! Despite the law, the tradition was continued!
Unfortunately, there was no open info about it, so not all people who wanted to come, could do it, but still some people organized the torchlight procession this year!
We can't say it was a procession - just a few people with torches but still! It was a protest against сovid breaking power that touches history and holy memory.
people found another way to climb to the mountain with torches and flowers
source - the local city site https://kerch.com.ru/Search.aspx
Citizens showed thanks and respect to therse people, and authorities didn't dare to punish them!
It looks like Covid is used not only to make people be enemies for each other, to make distance between them, to make them obey and be faceless slaves, but also to kill holy memory, traditions, culture and history...