Jun 16, 2008

Moscow on the Bosphorus

Back in the day, Americas would take the kids to France so they could expierence EuroDisney. Now, oil-rich Russians are the new Americans.

As the NYTimes reports, "One of the most enduring changes in the lives of Russians in recent years has occurred not in Russia itself, but in places like this coastal region of Turkey, where an influx of Russian tourists has given rise to a mini-industry catering to their needs...."

Dried fish and sun tan oil, we assume.

“Nobody believes me when I say this, but the Germans drink even more than the Russians,” said Ali Akgun, a manager at another hotel in the area, the Kemer Holiday Club. “It’s just that the Russians drink a little faster.”

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