Moscow’s ‘Oktoberfest’ ignores both coronavirus and German trademarks

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Diagonally opposite the Secret Service headquarters, the countdown is on for Moscow’s own miniature “Oktoberfest”. Because the original festival in Munich, which is extremely popular with Russians, was cancelled again this year due to coronavirus restrictions, Moscow is setting up its own beer halls instead. “We’re bringing the atmosphere here,” says David Kikillus, the German chef at a new beer restaurant in the city centre. There’s beer from Munich together with traditional pork knuckles to line your stomach as well as Bavarian oom-pah hits – just like the real thing. Around this time of yea…

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