About | Volunteer | Support
History Project Facebook
History Project Youtube
History Project on Instagram

The Big Macs Arrive In Moscow!

Written by: George Chittenden : 24 Oct 2019

This brilliant photo was taken on Jan 31st, 1990 when the American fast food chain Mcdonalds finally arrived in the Soviet Union with the opening of a restaurant in Pushkinskaya Square in the centre of Moscow. The fast food giant had petitioned the Communist Party to grant them permission to open a restaurant and they agreed in 1988. Only the very best staff were recruited, from top universities who could speak foreign languages and displayed brilliant customer service skills.

Mcdonalds opens in Moscow

Mcdonalds opens in Moscow

The launch was a huge success with thousands queuing to get their hands on a burger. In actual fact the ques were several kilometres long at one stage, and a new record was set for the most customers on its first day of opening by serving over 30,000 customers! Even now Mcdonalds is thriving in Russia, with over 650 restaurants across the country.


By Era

To 5000 BCE 5000 - 2000 BCE 2000 BCE - 0 0 - 400 CE 400 - 800 CE 800 - 1100 CE 1100 - 1500 CE 1500 - 1700 CE 18th Century 19th Century 1900's 1910's 1920's 1930's 1940's 1950's 1960's 1970's 1980's 1990's 2000's 2010's

By Topic

Royal British Roman North American Egyptian Nautical European Social WW1 Military Viking Asian African Australian South American Political Celebrity WW2 Religion

We promote history by...

offering free articles and videos, providing free history experiences for children in schools and on weekends. Next year we will be visiting hospitals and providing unforgettable experiences to children who really need it and give them a chance to forget their condition, their treatment and their reality. Please join others who support our free projects by giving a small donation. We can only continue our great work with your help.


Support The History Project

Have a spare room or property you would like to make some money from? Contact Ally now  Clock in the old fashioned way and roam DealClock in the old fashioned way and roam DealTransportation, storage and removal serviceComing to Deal, Receive a Warm welcome and some of the best organic coffee in town, also great Gluten free and Vegan options hereThis wonderful family run company offers bespoke and tailored environmentally friendly Housekeeping packagesVisiting Deal? Take a Pitt Stop at The Seagull  Farsim BoutiqueSpecialist brokers whoLocal Lads that cover the Kent area, boasting a 9.9/ 10 on checkatrade.com these lads really give their very best for a very very fair price. ( image attached) phone number could be good under construction - 07791101946The History ProjectLocal Lads that cover the Kent area, boasting a 9.9/ 10 on checkatrade.com these lads really give their very best for a very very fair price. ( image attached) phone number cwould be good under construction - 07791101946Deals best-kept secret, nestled in DealTransportation, storage and removal serviceTCleaning and Support Services, Kents premier eco-friendly, green office cleaning and Facilities Management companyGo back in time and explore DealAspen Waite helps ambitious companies achieve their goals with quality advice and support, whatever the challenge.ACAS The Decorating Company - 07759075930Tower Print and Design deliver the highest quality print on a whole range of items for a very reasonable priceHeritage WindDeal Cars has many years experience in the taxi industry, we provide a professional and reliable service to clients throughout Deal and the surrounding area. We cover all types of journeys from shopping runs to airport transfers, providing professional, courteous and qualified drivers.Go back in time and explore DealSea Cafe Coffee Shop Walmer Green, StrandClock in the old fashioned way and roam DealTop quality plumbing, and heating services at a very competitive price click here to find out more.Visiting Deal? Take a Pitt Stop at The Seagull  Specialist brokers who28574121111063241429647060696667537152365040564523