Russians turn to spoiled food again

Hearty traffick in moldy cheese, grey sausages and the like

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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