The Governor of St. Petersburg called Shawarma Shawarma

Georgy Poltavchenko

The Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko chose St. Petersburg Moscow Shawarma Shawarma. In an interview to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” he called this kind of fast food in the capital manners.

“So you can write. I set a goal to save 100-meter zone from the subway newsstands, flower stands and theatre tickets. These three types of trading objects we leave, and pies with Shawarma will be removed,” he said.

It is unknown whether Poltavchenko has used the term, or it is editing.

In October 2016, the Deputy of the intracity municipality of Saint-Petersburg, settlement Shushary Artemy Galitsyn suggested to deport to Moscow owners of stalls of fast food, calling a Doner Shawarma. According to the parliamentarian, the term “kebab” has become part of the cultural code of St. Petersburg.

In September last year in St. Petersburg began the demolition of unauthorized construction on the city streets. The first was eliminated pavilions with kebab and pastries in the Haymarket area. Total planned to demolish more than 400 illegal outlets.

Shawarma (or kebab) is a middle Eastern dish of pita or lavash, stuffed grilled, then chopped meat with spices, sauces and salad from fresh vegetables. In the Russian regions adopted different names for this fast food in Moscow — “Shawarma” in Petersburg — “Shawarma”.