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It's a war-themed restaurant, but there is no need to pretend

By Patricia Cohen

23 Jun 2023 · 4 min read

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  1. Kryivka, a popular theme restaurant in the Ukrainian city of Lviv, has taken on a new resonance as the war with Russia drags on.

LVIV, Ukraine — A knock on the large unmarked wooden door opposite Lviv’s city hall. A man in a military uniform holding a German-made rifle answers. Password, he demands.

“Slava Ukrayini.” (Glory to Ukraine.)

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