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The resort city of Sochi is so multinational, that it is nearly impossible to select a single national dish.


The Republic of Karelia in Russia is a popular tourist destination. Travelers are attracted to its numerous lakes, the famous islands of Kizhi with monuments of Russian wooden architecture and Valaam Monastery.


Russia is famous not only for borshch, dumplings and kvass. Every region of this country has its own special dishes. Their popularity goes far beyond the region, spreading throughout Russia and the world.


For many years red caviar has been a particular symbol of Russia in the world. This is not surprising, because this country is the worlds largest producer and exporter of this delicacy.


The study of the history of any region is inextricably linked with its culinary traditions. Italian pizza, German sausages or Russian pies are an integral part of culture. At the same time, the cuisine of the peoples of the Far North and the Arctic remains little known.


The Buryat cuisine is one of the attractions of Lake Baikal, so it is a must for everybody on a Baikal tour to try national Buryat dishes.


The combination of fish, game and taiga seasonings distinguish Siberian cuisine from European cuisine. These differences are more pronounced when tasting traditional Siberian dishes on the shore of Lake Baikal.


Travelers go to Toscana for aromatic cheeses, to Thailand - for spicy treats and exotic fruits. Rare tourists make such tasty trips across the expanses of Russia! However, every region of Russia boasts its unique cuisine and will gift unforgettable palatable experiences.


Here in Russia, we are fond of borscht and okroshka, buckwheat porridge and aspic. But when you come to Russia from abroad, you might wonder, how they can possibly eat these things! How, for gods sake?


Fish and seafood make the basis of Kamchatka cuisine. It has absorbed the traditions of indigenous nomadic peoples and their ability to quickly and deliciously cook.


Altai is worthwhile visiting, even if it is only for the sake of tasting the traditional local dishes that can be found nowhere else in the world.


If you have long wanted to visit exotic Bashkortostan and its capital city, Ufa, and you wonder what you are going to eat there, then this article is meant specially for you.


Kazan is not only the cultural centre of the Tatars and the host city of the World Aquatics Championship 2015. Kazan is the cradle of Tatar cuisine, which is a must-try when visiting this city.


Do you want to feel the real taste of Russia? Then keep reading to learn about the staples of Russian cuisine and find their recipes here.


The tendency of going back to the roots and reviving traditional local recipes is very natural and healthy. Besides, it might help foreign tourists better feel the taste of Russia and broaden the associative field far beyond Russian caviar and pancakes, nested dolls and vodka.


The cuisine of Kabardino-Balkaria is very diverse, because Kabardians and Balkarians have their own dishes. People of Kabarda living on the plain use more vegetables, wheat flour, potatoes and beans. The main components of the Balkarian cuisine are meat (lamb), byproducts, all milk derivatives - cheese and fermented milk drinks.


Besides traditional New Year Russian salad, Maslenitsa pancakes and Easter cake, barbecues (shashliks) on Labour Day and all other warm sunny days is considered one of the main holiday dishes of the year in Russia.


Leo Tolstoy, the well-known Russian writer and thinker, argued: While our bodies remain graves of murdered animals, how can we foster hopes for creation of ideal life conditions on the Earth?


Since the Pancake Week (or Maslenitsa), the famous Russian holiday, is approaching, we decided to get you acquainted with interesting recipes of Russian pancakes a traditional food we eat during these days.


Whence is the tradition to meet the new year at a festive table? What dishes did great-grandmothers and grandmothers of modern Russians cook for this holiday? In the very beginning, in the epoch of Peter the Great who decreed to celebrate the New Year on the night of December 31st to January 1st, the main thing on this holiday was not the table, but dancing. For dinner, supper and breakfast our ancestors had... only dances and drinks to satisfy thirst.


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