In recent days, Belarusians, who are mourning for the dead in the blaze in Kemerovo, have been taking flowers, posters and toys to the Russian Embassy in Minsk.
However, all the things have been removed and trashed, Minsk resident Yauhen Batura said on Friday. It is the city services that have been allegedly instructed to do so.
The fire at the shopping mall in central Kemerovo erupted on March 25 on the top floor of the four-storey building engulfing an area of some 1,500 square meters.
As fire alarm failed, the shopping centre staff had to notify visitors about the incident themselves. As a result, many people who were cut off from the way outs had to jump out of the windows. Closed fire escapes and panic escalated the situation.
According to official data, 64 persons died.