North Korean Restaurants in Russia Fail to Draw Diners

North Korean-themed restaurants in Vladivostok, Russia are facing financial difficulty recently as customers are staying away.

Once a valuable source of foreign cash, the once-trendy state-run dining and entertainment establishments are now reportedly losing money, with sources suggesting the fad of dining while listening to young women sing North Korean patriotic songs has come to an end.

A source in Vladivostok told RFA’s Korean service, “[The restaurants] are losing customers so [it looks like] the boom is slowing. The restaurants are even empty during lunch hours!”

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