Tuesday , October 4 2022

The EP called on the Amazon to stop the sale of Soviet symbols



MEPs have asked Amazon leader Jeff Bezos to stop selling Soviet-style items through his platform, as it is an insult to the regime's victims.

The call to the richest man in the world was made after Walmart, the US retailer, committed to stop selling clothes and forged clothing in connection with similar complaints in September, BTA reports.

In an open letter, 27 MPs from 13 countries have asked the Amazon platform to stop trading commodities depicting the symbol of the Soviet Union's sickle and hammer. The authors of the invitation refer to t-shirts, costumes, banners and souvenirs. MEPs point out that the total number of victims of the Soviet regime is over 60 million, with less than 10 million being deported to concentration camps in Siberia where they have suffered inhumane living conditions, forced labor, hunger and physical violence.

Amazon sells red shirts with a sickle and hammer and Cyrillic alphabet "USSR" – the same as that offered to Walmart.

MEPs welcome the decision of the German sports producer Adidas to stop the sale of Soviet-style clothes in May.

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