Vladimir Putin may not be a fan of the West, but the same apparently can't be said of all Russians.
In a confounding move certain to lead New Yorkers to scratch their collective heads, Russia has replicated the absolute WORST part of New York City -- Times Square -- inside a Moscow mall. Although, admittedly, it's pretty awesome.
A recent addition to the VEGAS Crocus City mall (seriously, Vegas?), the cloned Times Square, which was built in collaboration with Philips Lighting of Russia, is a lot like the original -- replete with the ever-iconic golden McDonald's sign, tiers of TKTS bleachers, big-screen ads, and billboards for totally real Broadway shows that you can in no way see in Moscow.
Even crazier, Russia's Times Square isn't the world's only copycat -- there's an actual mall and office block tower in Hong Kong called Times Square.