A bit of trivia 

On January 31, 1990, the first McDonalds opened in Russia (the Soviet Union). Throngs of people lined up to pay the equivalent of several days’ wages for Big Macs, shakes, and fries. On the day the fast-food eatery flipped its first burger, it was expecting 1,000 customers.  However, it served a record-setting 30,000. Would you wait in line over 6 hours for a Happy Meal?

Today, there’s over 500 McDonalds in Russia.