Russians turn to spoiled food again - Macleans.ca

Russians turn to spoiled food again

Hearty traffick in moldy cheese, grey sausages and the like

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As the economic downturn bites hard in Russia, what’s old is new again. Trafficking in spoiled food, a familiar racket during the chaotic collapse of the Soviet Union, is making a comeback in both markets and wholesale Internet shopping, reports the Los Angeles Times. Most of the buyers are pensioners, trying to eke out a living on their tiny Soviet-era stipends, and are willing to take a chance on moldy cheese, grey sausages and the rest of the disgusting wares.

Los Angeles Times

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