Russian Fling

Irish pubs these days are almost as common as pizzerias the world over, so when Vladimir V. Luchina wanted to come up with a more original theme for a bar in Yekaterinburg, a Russian city in the Urals, he hit on the idea of a Scottish pub. Gordon's, which opened 18 months ago, is now one of the hottest places in town, particularly on weekend nights when local rock 'n' roll groups with names like the Spoilers play. Luchina has tried hard to make Gordon's look straight from the Highlands. Barmen wear kilts, a set of bagpipes adorns the...

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