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Russian-run restaurant in Chiba looking to hire Ukrainian evacuees


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Bravo. This not a war between people, but flaccid Putin's rape by proxy..

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What a wonderful thing to do. I wish them great success.

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A great many Russian people, especially those living outside Russia with access to non-Russian media are just as apalled by what Putin is doing as we all are. Good for the Stetsyuks for extending a helping hand.

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Brilliant, please have a follow up story!

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Lots of Russian , leaving outside Russia has that same mentality of those living inside, Russia,change would of came in Russia generation ago

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What happened to seizing the assets of anyone Russian?

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Good to see people doing things to help those in need!

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Good Business Advertising idea.

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Food looks yummy. I'd visit if I lived closer.

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Well, there are 20 that just arrivedl.

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I have never eaten Russian or Ukrainian food. I might just go to Chiba and try out the restaurant.

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Very nice story! It is important for those escaping Ukraine to have support like this to help them adjust to their new environments. Bravo!

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A restaurant run by a Russian mother and daughter is planning to hire evacuees from Ukraine as a way to help people get back on their feet and express opposition to the war there.

I hope they are as lavishly subsidized by the Japanese government as the oil wholesalers who continue to do business in Russian oil.

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Larr FlintToday  09:22 am JST

Good for them its governments that start war not people.

Most ridiculous answer. The government is elected by the people, if citizens don't like what their government is doing they should/have to change it.

My stand on Russia is though. I don't buy products from there, and support as many sanctions as possible even on ordinary citizens, because if we don't press ordinary citizens this war won't stop.

I support all sanctions on Russia, because as you say the harder life becomes for the average Russian the more likely that it will lead to a change in govenment policy, if not the regime itself.

However, for this family running a restaurant in Japan, they aren't in that category.

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This is a nice story to read, I’m glad to see them helping Ukrainian refugees out like that. Very good for them.

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VERY nice. How can we sign up as well?

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Looks appetizing; want to try.

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This small, heart-warming gesture from Russians to Ukrainians points to a future reconciliation between two Slav peoples who share a common historic destiny to live in peace with each other once the Kremlin psychopath and his rabid minions have gone to hell and all that remains of them will be an ugly chapter in the history books.

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I think it would been better if the restaurant just stayed in the sidelines, no matter what it does it will look bad and calling attention to itself at this point is not going to help them

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They seem like nice people and they have connections with Ukraine, as many Russians do. That’s what makes this brutal invasion full of atrocities committed against innocent Ukrainians so sad. How Russians can look away and not speak out about Ukraine for fear of being arrested is a tragedy. They know what’s happening, but they’re too afraid to say or do anything….because of a cruel dictator.

As long as they’re not sending money back to Russia and they’re not supporting this huge war crime against Ukraine, then they should be allowed to work and live in peace.

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Good on this restaurant.

The average Russian person has been screwed by the Kremlin as well. Not as much as Ukrainians have for sure, but Russians have also lost their way of life to Putin's ego.

They really need to rise up and overthrow their government. There are millions of them. It's time.

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While Putin completely distorts the meaning of "brotherhood" of the two nations, I've seen both Ukrainians and Russians (plus Belorussians) especially Russian-speaking expats usually get on well. Reconciliation is still possible. But Z-cult should be gone.

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I would also suggest they put a Ukrainian flag outside their shop and a sign in Japanese saying they support Ukraine, and even get rid of the word Russian anywhere in their menus to avoid having their restaurant vandalized in this cancel culture world.

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How they can get work visas so easy?

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Very nice, well done girls..

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Michael Machida

I have never eaten Russian or Ukrainian food. I might just go to Chiba and try out the restaurant.

Personally, I love it. But, my ancestors are Eastern European. So, I've eaten my share since childhood. Plus, NYC has many Russian and Ukranian restaurants.

As such, I find it flavorful. But, if you like hot/spicy foods, it may seem bland for your tastes.



There may be a couple of vegetarian items on the menu. But, most likely not many. And, likely none those are full vegan.

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That food looks really good. I'd love to try it.

There are some feeling, sensible level-headed people around, thank goodness.

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So sad to say, this conflict smells 'enemy brotherhood' - a puzzling and deeply rooted cultural polarity. Ukraine's about to become a real black hole that will swallow Russian raison d'être in the end (from Culinary art to Music and Poetry, so sadly, anything good and valuable about Russia). Nothing will remain of them except soldiers asking themselves why they are here and whose war they're fighting.

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Hope they are not chased by Russian embassy

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and flooded by a hundreds of thousand Japanese Customers.. hope this one would help them both...

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Well done, this war is NOT the Russian people war and I am sure the world understands that.

Let us hope that when it is all over the people of Ukraine and Russia will again work together toward a common goal of Peace and Prosperity for both countries.

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A nice article about nice people.

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if you,d ever lived under a dictatorial regime ( and one that's waving a war on top of it ) you,d know that its very hard for individual citizens to " change government if they don't like it"

Of course it is. No one has said its not. But the only other option is for their country to be invaded and foreign invaders take out Putin. That would be a bad move though, because Putin is their problem. Yes, it's difficult to fight Putin. But it's like catching cancer; bad luck, but if you don't fight it, your whole way of life ends.

I grew up my first five years in a country where the populace overthrew the government. It happens. Sometimes it needs to. This is one of those times. There is only one plausible ending to Putin right now, and that's his own people taking him out on the streets and showing him bullet justice to the back of the head.

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Well done, this war is NOT the Russian people war and I am sure the world understands that.

Not ALL the Russian people, but a fairly sizable chunk of them are enthusiastic in favor of it. Putin’s not fighting this war all by his lonesome.

Its Russia we are talking about Putin is a dictator if you didnt know....

Then all those anti-Putin Russians we keep hearing about better strap on those ol’ combat boots and get ready for Russian Revolution 2.0. They can’t wait around and hope the outside world forces Putin from power. If they hate him as much as they claim and hate having to live with the consequences of his actions, then they need to start considering what it’s going to take to put an end to it. Soon or later, the metal will have to meet the meat.

As for these restauranteurs, good on them for supporting evacuees.

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