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Fancy a Rusiano coffee?

Fancy a Rusiano coffee?
(Image: Steven Depolo under a CC licence)

17 November 2016

“Can I have an Americano please?” What you meant to say was Rusiano … at least according to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Mr Medvedev suggested that Americano coffee should be renamed “Rusiano coffee” at a meeting with the prime ministers of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan yesterday. Although Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency dubbed Mr Medvedev’s thought a “joke”, numerous other national news outlets have suggested that the prime minister was entirely serious.

Perhaps it would be wise to stick to tea for now.

Source: The Moscow Times