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    A Look At Moscow In The Early '90s

    America on every corner.

    The first McDonald's opened in Russia in January of 1990. It was apparently a really big deal as a Big Mac might have cost a day's salary.

    Electronics giants like Sanyo and Canon make their presence known.

    Coca-Cola bottle operations in Russia began in 1985.

    A fancy limo for VIPs.

    Here, a sign of Disney's presence in Moscow. Interestingly, around this time in the U.S., a proposal was being made to create a Soviet Union Pavilion in Disney World's Epcot Center. It never happened.

    This actually looks like a lot of fun.

    Pizza Hut also came to Russia in 1990.

    A Camel sign...everyone was smoking. Currently, four in 10 Russians still smoke and a ban was actually recently enacted.

    Vendor stalls near a metro entrance.

    So much America going on right here.

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