Speakeasies and underground barbershops flourish in lockdown-strangled Russia

ou wouldn’t be any the wiser looking in from from the outside. The windows are blacked out; there are no signs over the door. Entry is for the initiated only. Those who know call ahead to get on a guest list, press the right buzzer, and wait to be escorted in. What lies the other side of the door would in normal times be considered unexciting: A dozen people socially distanced, drinking in lonely silence in a nondescript beer hall.

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