Modern Russian contains a significant number of right-headed compounds modeled on
Germanic [N[N]] compounds and containing recently borrowed English or German stems.
The present article argues that these compounds are a family of partially lexically-specific
constructions. Quantitative corpus data from the restricted semantic domain consisting
of names of food/drink establishments support this claim by showing that the [N[N]]
structure is specifically associated with certain head nouns. The article discusses
the relationship between these and related constructions, and suggests motivations
for the partial productivity of [N[N]] constructions in Russian.