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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Watchdog Wages War on Eyesore Van

The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service is going after illegal advertisements on vehicles — especially the eyesores that are sitting outside its office.

The anti-monopoly watchdog said on its web site Friday that a GAZelle van sitting outside of its main office on the Garden Ring was in breach of the law on advertisement because it never left its parking space and was used only as an advertisement.

According to the law, the use of automobiles “exclusively or predominantly as mobile advertising structures” is prohibited.

An investigation by the traffic police, as well as “photographs and checks by Federal Anti-Monopoly Service specialists,” confirmed that the van never left its spot.

The service gave the van’s owner, whom it identified by name, a warning to remove the advertisement from the van.