Beijing’s Yabalou neighborhood’s Russian flea markets cater to the Russian traders from Siberia. Previously local Chinese people called the traders “da daoye” (big trader), while as of 2011 they now refer to them as “hao pengyou” (“good friend”). In addition to Russian traders, Polish, Ukrainian, former Yugoslav, and other eastern European traders also do business in Yabaolu. Many restaurant owners and shop keepers do business in Yabaolu. Some pedicab drivers speak pidgin Russian and charge the equivalent of two U.S. dollars for a ride. Like many ethnic enclaves, it has its own unique culture imported by its residents. The focal point of the district are several large clothing markets. Business signs are mostly inRussian and written in Cyrillic, a surprise to many tourists.