A life size cut out of Mikhail Gorbachev stands in front of McDonald's in Moscow McDonalds opens in Moscow - A photographic highlight selected by the picture desk. In 1988, the Communist party granted McDonald's permission to start trading in the Soviet Union. On 31 January 1990, the first McDonald's opened in Moscow. People queued for more than six hours and the restaurant served more than 30,000 people on its opening day
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Soviet hard-liners launch coup against Gorbachev
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Analogous Colors by Titus Kaphar
Analogous Colors is a photograph by Titus Kaphar which was uploaded on June 27th, 2020. The photograph may be purchased as wall art, home decor, apparel, phone cases, greeting cards, and more. All products are produced on-demand and shipped worldwide within 2 - 3 business days.