In Belgrade, Serbia, in a densely populated area of New Belgrade works a restaurant called “Crimea”. This is a fairly large restaurant with a modern interior, decorated with Russian and Soviet symbols, and even with a teddy bear with the St. George’s ribbon.
The menu contains mainly Serbian cuisine, although there are a few Russian dishes – solyanka, dumplings. In the afternoon you can hear Russian music there.
The restaurant owner – Goran Mandic – says he was inspired with Crimean events, the issue was popular in Serbia, that is why the name of his restaurant was devoted to this historic event.
Not only Russian tourists but the Serbs themselves visit the restaurant. Asked how many compatriots consider Crimea Russian, Goran confidently answers – everyone.