Some bars in Russia have renamed Americano coffee into Russiano after a joke at the meeting of the Eurasian Inter-Governmental Commission held in Moscow on November 16.
It was reported earlier that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the name of the coffee was ‘politically incorrect’ and suggested to rename it.
The Russian 360 TV has revealed, however, that the idea was suggested by Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan.
“Let’s rename Americano,” Medvedev joked. His Armenian counterpart continued the phrase, offering to call it Russiano instead.
А «руссиано»-то кофе предложил назвать не Медведев, а кто-то из делегации Армении. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/Sh2odloBq8
— Рустем Адагамов (@adagamov) November 17, 2016