The administration of the social network vk.com blocked community «Chemodanovka On Fire» «because of the calls for violent actions.» On June 17, correspondents of MBH Media noticed blocking of the public page.
As one of local residents anonymously told the magazine, the community was blocked, «so that there would be less panic, no publicity, they tried to silence everyone.» She said that the claims of the social network’s administration could be related to comments left by residents under publications in the community.
Ethnic conflict in the village of Chemodanovka in Penza Oblast broke out, according to local residents, because several people of Romany appearance threatened and attempted to rape local young women. On June 13, there was a mass fight. On the next day, the local resident Vladimir Grushin, who had been traumatized during a fight, died in a hospital. According to his friends, he came out to see why it was noisy, but «was just trampled». More than 500 people attended Grushin's funeral. According to what the President of the Federal national cultural autonomy of the Russian Roma Nadezhda Demeter told the National news service, the conflict occurred because of the quarrel of children on the pond and "was not a big deal."