The Hungry Duck
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The Hungry Duck was a Moscow bar of the 1990s positioned adjacent to the Kuznetsky Most Metro Station. At the peak of its popularity, "the Duck", as it was known, was an icon of Moscow hedonism until it was closed in 1999 after complaints from members of the Russian State Duma. The bar was reopened in 2012.
The bar was known for its uninhibited sexual and sometimes violent atmosphere. Its "Ladies Night" was especially notorious, with male strippers entertaining a packed bar filled with women paying almost no entrance fee and consuming free drinks.
- Andrew Roth, "A Decadent Reminder of Russia Before Putin", The New York Times, 5 August 2012.
- Katie Grant, "Where now for Russia?", Scotland on Sunday, 26 December 1999.
- "Profile: Young people in Moscow enjoying their nightlife despite recent economic woes", NPR Morning Edition, 3 March 1999 (radio transcript).
- "The End of an Era" A retrospective by Doug Steele
- "Duck-ed for Life" by Johnny Chen, a Duck enthusiast
- A Midsummer Night's Bacchanal in Moscow (Salon.com)