‘Stars Coffee’ replaces starbucks coffee chain in Russia

Stars Coffee’s logo is nearly identical to Starbucks

Stars Coffee  mermaid wears the kokoshnik a Russian headdress

The chain is partly owned by pro-Putin rapper Timati

Timati partnered with restaurateur Anton Pinskiy on Stars Coffee

The first outlet is open in Moscow with a menu similar to Starbucks

Starbucks suspended its Russia operations due to western sanctions

The Seattle-based global coffee chain had 130 stores across Russia