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‘Putin Pub’ Scraps Its Name Due to Ukraine-Russia War

What was formerly called "Putin Pub." (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
What was formerly called “Putin Pub.” (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Putin Pub, one of the most popular bars in Jerusalem, has had “Putin” removed from its name, which was the bar’s trademark for many years.

The owners of the bar had decided to scrap the name, which is a clear reference to the Russian president, as a result of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to Ynet.

“The name was given by the previous owner, as a gimmick. We do not want any connection to politics,” the owners told Ynet, explaining their reasoning.

The bar is located in the city center of Jerusalem on Jaffa street, with its name finally being changed 21 years. The place also hosts many Ukrainian and Russian tourists.

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