Russian Revolution Diet

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Every society has a cuisine that it claims, that usually represents some aspect of its values, history, and culture. The Soviet Union is no different. The dietary choices, or lack there of, that became prominent following the revolution were not only representative of the citizenry, but of the government as well if not more so. Prior to the Russian Revolution of 1917 the average Russian’s diet was dictated by what could be grown and what his economic class afforded him. For most, these factors produced subsistence level existence. Another important element of peasant diets was the cycles of fast and feast dictated by the Orthodox Church. However, these cycles of fasting and feasting did not end with the Russian Revolution. Although, not for
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