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Nostalgia for the Soviet Union

The Soviet Union dissolved 20 years ago this Sunday. More than half of all Russians now regret that demise, according to a recent poll. Brigid McCarthy visited a restaurant in Moscow that lets nostalgic customers pretend they're back in the USSR.

War, religious-themed restaurants in Ukraine spark controversy

Yurko Nazaruk opened a restaurant in Lviv, Ukraine that is designed to look like the sort of underground bunkers used by insurgents during World War II. It was so successful he opened one that's themed after the country's Jewish community, all but wiped out during the war, Lviv-born writer Leopold van Sacher Masoch, who lent his name to masochism. But not everyone is pleased.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Moscow. The city is home to the Danilov Monastery - the headquarters of the Russian Orthodox church. The World's Elizabeth Ross reports that the historic bronze bells that have hung in a tower at Harvard University for nearly 80 years are ringing for the last time today at commencement. They'll be making their way back to their original home at the monastery.