Buckwheat crisis hurts Russian pride

Guardian: I don't think I'm stretching the point too far when I say the British public doesn't know too much about Russian cuisine. When asked to name a popular Russian meal, most will probably pause for a second and brave the clutter of consonants in borscht. But the origins of this rich soup of beef, cabbage and beetroot are widely disputed, with Poles and Ukrainians vehemently claiming it as their own. Even in Russia few can name a typically Russian, not generic eastern European, dish. But there is ......

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