A police officer was forced to resign after posting a video online that criticized the food rations he and his colleagues received in Vladivostok during their service at the Eastern Economic Forum, local news website Vl.ru reported Monday.
In the video, an unidentified officer reveals the contents of a typical lunch distributed to officers working 12-hour shifts. The styrofoam container includes an egg, three pieces of bread, two small cans of ham pate, half a cucumber, half a tomato, a small caramel and a 200-gram packet of juice. “I own cats and dogs, and 100 grams of cat food costs me more than this,” the officer says in the video, with his colleagues laughing in the background.
The video appeared on the Vl.ru website on Sept. 1. Four days later, the officer submitted his resignation letter. According to Vl.ru, he was pressured by his supervisors, who were angry that he publicized his complaint. The officer's colleagues filmed laughing off camera refused to resign and continue to work as police officers, the Vl.ru report says.
The Eastern Economic Forum took place in Vladivostok on Sept. 2–3. One thousand police officers were assigned to provide security at the event, local media reported.