“We will be healthier,” Mr. Aksyonov told reporters in Simferopol, the Crimean capital, according to the Interfax news service. “This food does not suit. Look at people who regularly eat McDonald’s food. Some of them have to turn sideways to squeeze through a door frame.”
According to this CNN video, the now closed Moscow McDonald's opened in 1990 and was once the largest in the world. Here's the famous first customer queue for burgers and fries "fresh" from fast-food freezers and deep friers.
We'll wait and see if this closing leads to a next wave of Russian immigration to the United States, a land where we are all somewhat free to spend our afternoons in any fast-food establishment we please.