A Conversation for Syktyvkar, Komi Republic, Russia
Mustapha Started conversation Feb 10, 2000
Wow, a populace descended from prison inmates! Sounds like a place not a million miles from New Zealand.
D'you reckon this is where the French pinched the word 'bistro' from?
BTW I'm putting a link to this Entry up at the h2g2 Historical Society.
Smerus Posted Feb 18, 2000
The French word 'bistro' definitely comes from the Russian word 'bystro' which means fast. The word was brought back to Paris by French soldiers in the disastrous Russain campaign.
I am honoured to be represented in your historical forum.
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