US Fast Food Chains Banking on Russian Bellies

RIA Novosti
Monday 25th February, 2013

WASHINGTON, February 25 (By Sasha Horne for RIA Novosti) – The Kremlin has moved aggressively in recent months to stifle US influence on its domestic politics, but America’s fast-food footprint continues to grow across Russia’s nine time zones. Iconic US eatery McDonald’s has announced it could widen its presence from Russia’s western exclave of Kaliningrad to eastern Siberia in a race to satisfy what industry experts describe as a growing Russian appetite for American fast food-politics be damned. “It continues to reinforce the message that while there may be s…

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