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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Eleven Years Ago: Fast food got a little faster for Muscovites as McDonald's opened Russia's first drive-thru restaurant on Leningradskoye Shosse. George Cohon, senior chairman of McDonald's Restaurants of Canada and vice chairman of Moscow-McDonald's, drove up in a 1935 Hudson Eight on loan from Mosfilm, together with Ronald McDonald and Moscow's deputy mayor, Vladimir Malushkov. Cohen placed MakAvto's first order, for two children from nearby state orphanage No. 26.