There is a group of nouns of foreign origin in Russian which do not decline. E.g.

шоссе – highway радио – radio (set)
метро – subway кино – movies, cinema
такси – taxi ателье – studio, dress shop
кафе – cafe бюро – office
купе – compartment интервью – interview

All these words are Neuter and their Gender agreement and pronoun replacement is Neuter. E.g.

Минское шоссе – Minsk highway – оно
интересно интервью – interesting intervew – оно
новое палто – new overcoat – оно

but горячий кофе – Masculine – hot coffe

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