Restaurant forced to change "Anti-Soviet" name





MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow restaurant called 'Anti-Soviet' has changed its name under pressure from local authorities who said it offended Russia's older generation, the manager said Monday.

'Anti-Sovetskaya', which opened in July, was renamed 'Sovetskaya', or 'Soviet', Friday.

"They said it insulted the feelings of veterans," Alexander Vanin told Reuters, adding local authorities had threatened to fine the kebab-serving restaurant over its name.

Though many Russians view the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 as positive, waves of nostalgia sweep through Russia.


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