Sunflower seeds, which for many centuries were so popular among villagers in Russia being traditionally cracked in village parties with songs accompanied by accordion, suddenly have turned out to be harmful. City authorities of Ryazan have even forbidden the selling ofsunflower seeds in the streets of the city. At the moment, epidemic specialists together with law-enforcement bodies carry out everyday raids searching for old women selling sunflower seeds. According to sanitary inspector Zhanna Yushina, namely through sunflower seeds a different kind of infection is being spread that is dangerous for the citizens’ health. Moreover, doctors seriously state the old women selling sunflower seeds are spreaders of venereal diseases. Now, a report about an administrative violation is drawn up immediately if such a market woman is met in the street. Afterwards, the dangerous old woman is released, while her article of trade is seized.