This is so weird that we had to look into it further.
This video posted April 12 says:
In the midst of a white day in the shopping center, Lotus Plaza, in the capital of Karelia, Petrozavodsk, there was a Tiger, who was on a leash. I was not the only one who was surprised, as there were so many people around with cameras on mobile Phones, children and adults watched with interest. It turned out that this is a trainer from the circus arriving at the circus, and the tiger’s name is Katya. “
Turns out there’s more to the story than that.
A later report says the mall was closed and the only people there were part of a film crew. According to mall’s officials, the tiger was brought in by circus staff for filming.
h/t: Youtube Viral Hog