A retiree in St. Petersburg was awarded over $5,000 in damages after slipping on ice in February.
She sued city services over the fall, and asked the local Prosecutor’s Office to represent her in court.
Excessive snow and ice on the streets and roofs of Russian cities caused a major public outcry last winter.
Since the first frosts hit Russia, there have been multiple reports of murderous icicles injuring, and even killing, innocent passersby.
A huge scandal burst when a block of ice fell on a baby stroller with a little boy inside – although the baby was not injured, the event triggered a wave of panic among Russians.
In St. Petersburg alone, the Prosecutor’s Office received more than 700 complaints. It says over half of them have been dealt with.