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Starbucks comes to Moscow

U.S. coffee giant Starbucks has opened its first cafe in Russia. It is in a shopping mall on the outskirts of Moscow, offering all the Starbucks favourites along with a menu designed for the local market.

A second outlet is due to open in the Russian capital later this year.

Even though Starbucks wasn't packed on its opening day, it did attract a small crowd.

It may face tough competition in Russia from other established coffee shops. And one chain is selling its own blend at a 20 % discount in a bid to retain customers.

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