When Marina Albee calls herself an American of Italian origin, she is actually wrong. What she really is, is a vegetarian. Marina became one at the age of 13. When she saw animals she had recently been playing with brought back from the slaughterhouse to her parents’ farm in Vermont, she realized that she could not… eat her friends. That was when she stopped eating meat. In 2007, Marina opened “Café Botanika”, a vegetarian restaurant in St. Petersburg. For her vegetarianism is not just a personal conviction, but also a profitable business.