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Russian cuisine is a collection of the different cooking traditions of the Russian people. The cuisine is diverse, as Russia is by area the largest country in the world. Russian cuisine derives its varied character from the vast and multi-cultural expanse of Russia. Moreover, it is necessary to divide Russian traditional cuisine and Soviet cuisine, which has its own peculiarity. Its foundations were laid by the peasant food of the rural population in an often harsh climate, with a combination of plentiful fish, pork, poultry, caviar, mushrooms, berries, and honey. Crops of rye, wheat, barley and millet provided the ingredients for a plethora of breads, pancakes, pies, cereals, beer and vodka. Soups and stews full of flavor are centered on seasonal or storable produce, fish and meats. This wholly native food remained the staple for the vast majority of Russians well into the 20th century.

Russia's great expansions of culture, influence, and interest during the 16th–18th centuries brought more refined foods and culinary techniques, as well as one of the most refined food countries in the world. It was during this period that smoked meats and fish, pastry cooking, salads and green vegetables, chocolate, ice cream, wines, and juice were imported from abroad. At least for the urban aristocracy and provincial gentry, this opened the doors for the creative integration of these new foodstuffs with traditional Russian dishes. The result is extremely varied in technique, seasoning, and combination. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_cuisine

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This is a pastry formed as a ring of dough with quark in the middle, often with the addition of ...


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This dish usually filled with salmon or sturgeon, rice or buckwheat, hard-boiled eggs, mushrooms, onions, and dill. The pie is ...


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This is a dish made of any kind of grains boiled in water or milk, possibly with additives, i.e., a ...


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This is a cold soup of Russian origin. The classic soup is a mix of mostly raw vegetables (like cucumbers, ...


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These are dumplings consisting of a filling wrapped in thin, unleavened dough. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelmeni


(0 ) Pascha, Pashka, P... (Russian)

This is a festive dish. This is usually molded into the form of a truncated pyramid. In addition to the ...


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Kissel is a viscous fruit dish, popular as a dessert and as a drink of Russia. It consists of the ...

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