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Putin is turning Russia back into the country I escaped from

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When my mother, grandmother and I left Moscow and came to America in 1976, we were amazed at the abundance of consumables. The stores not only have toothpaste and toilet paper, but also many brands. No more queuing for meat! Or butter. Or shoes. Or anything else. Bananas, a luxury item that was hard to get in the Soviet Union, were a supermarket staple in the United States. But the thing that stuck with me the most as a child was the deep-fried food I discovered at a high-end food temple called McDonald’s. I have never enjoyed a French Fry or a Big Mac before! I was in a kid’s paradise.

ten years later, people who still live in Moscow can taste the Big Macs and fries for themselves. The first McDonald’s opened in Pushkin Square in 1990 – a sign of the Soviet Union’s transition to a Western capitalist society. So what does it say about the current state of Russia that McDonald’s announced it was shutting down operations at its 850 Russian restaurants?

https://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/putin-is-turning-russia-back-into-the-country-i-escaped-41446979.html Putin is turning Russia back into the country I escaped from

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