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Delicious, just like at home

We will miss our favorite childhood food all our life, especially when we are so far away from home. But that is all in the past now thanks to export you can find your favourite food products from Moscow even overseas. We asked a few friends who live abroad what food products imported from moscow they usually buy.

Victoria, Israel: Victoria, Israel:

"Four months ago I have moved to Eilat and I am still euphoric! In fact I quite easily got used to the simple and melodic Hebrew language and it doesn't surprise me anymore that all supermarkets, hospitals and banks are closed for Shabbat – from Friday night to Saturday evening. There is only one thing I cannot get used to – local food.

Don't get me wrong, I have favorite restaurants and cuisine here as well, but sometimes I crave sausages or simple Russian sour cream (local sour cream is too sour and doesn't melt in Borshch)!

And I am not alone in this, there are a lot of other Russian food lovers and luckily there is a Russian store in our city. When I come here, it feels like I have never even left Moscow. Here, on the store shelves, you can find bologna and sausages produced by Moscow factory Dymov, halva and Zolotoy Klyuchik (Golden Key) candy produced by confectionery Krasny Oktabr, and also my favorite chocolate bar with raisins from Babayevsky confectionery enterprise.

Needless to say that in my daily life I often have pita bread with hummus or Jewish shakshuka for breakfast and food from the Russian shop I have as a special treat. Being imported from Russia they are rather pricey. This is why I am really looking forward to my holiday break in Russia where I can easily get my favorite yogurt, sweet dessert cheeses and cottage cheese, which I really miss here."

Vladimir, USA:

"7 years ago I have moved to the US and for the first few years I lived in Las Vegas. When it comes to Russian products the situation is not very promising: there are only 2 Russian restaurants and a rather expensive supermarket. I always buy my favorite Borodinsky bread (they used to deliver it from Los Angeles) but it hardly resembled a real Borodinsky, It was too fluffy. Besides bread, I also used to buy herring (you will never believe it, they sell huge round cans with IVASI herring just like the ones they used to sell in USSR) You can also get amazing pastry there, like famous Medovik, Pyanaya Vishnja, Smetannik and even Charodeyka!

Later I moved to New York and I have been living here for about four years by now. It is a true heaven for Russian food fans! Black caviar from Astrakhan, and red caviar from Kamchatka and Sakhalin. All sorts of pickles in jars. All sorts of sausages or bologna from Russia, and a huge assortment of cheeses. And as a cherry on top – real Borodinsky bread – a small dense loaf of rye bread whose divine aroma reminds me of home! What makes Russian supermarkets different from the US supermarkets is their rich cuisine, you can find anything to your liking: sweet cheeses, pancakes, roast beafs, Kottleta po Kievsky (chicken roll with eggs and bread crumbs), Beef Stroganoff, shschi, bortscht, okroshka, lagman, pickles, desserts, and so much more. In other words, I invite you to visit New York – who knows, maybe we will surprise you with our Russian food variety sold overseas".

Diana, Georgia:

"Georgia is my motherland. Born in Batumi, I spent the first three years of my life here.  After that, together with my parents I had to move to Russia, to Moscow to be exact.
visit my family and friends. It is customary in traditional Georgian families to meet their guests with a generous feast. A few years ago I was very surprised when among traditional Georgian food I saw a jar of sour cream by a Russian producer Domik v Derevne (Country House) – only the label was in the Georgian language.  After that, I have noticed that in supermarkets in Batumi you can see more and more products that we usually buy in Russia. Even here I can buy the milk I usually drink in Moscow.

By the way, I always brought some sweets with me from Russia – Mishka Kosolapy, Zolotoy Klyuchik, – these used to be my grandpa's favorite sweets from his childhood. However, recently they started selling these sweets in Batumi and they lost their exclusive status. But the price tag rather "hurts", imported products are a luxury."

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