St. Petersburg and Moscow: Foods of the Former Soviet Union


Though the Soviet Union no longer exists, various ethnic cuisines are still quite popular.  Take, for example, Armenian food.

An Armenian dessert of dried fruits in St. Petersburg.

Armenian “Eastern Freshness” Dessert.

Armenian yogurt soup.

Food from the Caucasus region is also popular, even an Ossetian restaurant.

An Ossetian pie.

Ossetian drink.

Books about Ossetia adorn a shelf in the Ossetian restaurant.

Ossetian woman in traditional dress.

In St. Petersburg, Tatar-style “Chebureki” are ubiquitous.

Throughout St. Petersburg and Moscow, Georgian food is also hugely popular.

A Georgian grape dessert.

Georgian plate.

One may occasionally find food from farther afield, such as samsa from Uzbekistan.

Or, even food from Kyrgyzstan.

Pumpkin dumplings.


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