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NYC restaurant Russian Tea Room sides with Ukraine: 'We stand towards Putin'

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Ukrainian restaurant proprietor in NYC sees ‘overwhelming assist’ amid Russian invasion

Jason Birchard, third-generation proprietor of Ukrainian restaurant Veselka in New York Metropolis, is donating a portion of his income to Ukrainian reduction efforts. He calls Putin a ‘maniac’ and a ‘tyrant.’

The Russian Tea Room — a landmark restaurant in New York Metropolis, says it has taken a stand to indicate assist for Ukraine as Russia continues its assault on the nation.

The enduring 95-year-old restaurant shared a “Solidarity with Ukraine” put up throughout its social media platforms on Monday, Feb. 28.

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“The Russian Tea Room renounces Russia’s unprovoked acts of battle within the strongest doable phrases,” the restaurant wrote in a black and white graphic that shows Ukraine’s blue and yellow flag.

Russian Tea Room in NYC

Russian Tea Room is positioned in New York Metropolis at 150 West 57th Road. (Google Maps)

“For 95 years, the NY Establishment’s Historical past has been deeply rooted in talking towards communist dictatorship and for democracy,” the Russian Tea Room’s put up continued. “Simply as the unique founders, Soviet defectors who had been displaced by the revolution, stood towards Stalin’s Soviet Union, we stand towards Putin and with the individuals of Ukraine.”

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Wholesome Residing Crew reached out to the Russian Tea Room for remark.

The Russian Tea Room’s solidarity announcement comes at a time when bars and eating places have been pouring out Russian-made vodka to protest the battle.

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Different bar and restaurant homeowners which have the phrase “Russian” talked about of their enterprise identify have opted to drop references to the nation to indicate assist for Ukraine, together with one downtown Austin enterprise proprietor who has briefly shortened the identify of their restaurant from “Russian Home” to “Home.” 

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Some social media customers and diners have additionally referred to as for the boycott of Russian eating places with the intention of eating at Ukrainian eating places as an alternative. 

The Russian Tea Room was based in NYC in 1927 — 5 years after the Soviet Union was fashioned.

It was based by former members of the Russian Imperial Ballet and has served as a gathering spot for actors, writers, politicians and executives, in line with the restaurant’s web site.

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New Yorkers and vacationers from across the globe have dined on the “opulent” restaurant within the final century, which serves “fashionable continental delicacies with a Russian aptitude.”

On the corporate’s about web page, the restaurant says, “The Russian Tea Room is a treasured, globally-renowned cultural establishment and a fascinating, magical place the place individuals of all ages and backgrounds have been having unforgettable eating & celebratory experiences.” 

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Russia launched its assault on Ukraine on Thursday, Feb. 24. The invasion intently follows Russia’s observance of Defender of the Fatherland Day, a patriotic vacation that commemorates individuals who have served within the Russian Armed Forces, which was on Wednesday, Feb. 23.

The battle between the 2 nations is ongoing whereas world leaders and folks of all nationalities and age teams name for peace.

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