Ice Cream in the Soviet Union…

I found this interesting…

Old American Newspaper Article…

To Soviet, There’s Nothing Like Ice Cream

MOSCOW (Sunday, April 2nd, 1972) -To illustrate to viewers how cold it has gotten this winter, a Moscow television commentator said even street corner Ice cream sales had fallen. When that happens in Moscow, comrades, you know its cold…

Russians love ice cream They eat tons of it every year indoors, outdoors, summer or winter. It is estimated that Moscow residents consumed nearly 330 tons of the stuff in the recent week. And that is while the temperature dipped to -13 degrees below zero, Fahrenheit…

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In Moscow, outdoor ice cream stands operate year around (Vendors have electric heaters inside in the winter and lines in front of then of young and old alike are common. Muscovite’s favorites according to the newspaper, are ice cream cones of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry and the “Eskimo,” chocolate-covered ice cream on  a stick. Cones have been around in he Soviet Union for years: but the Eskimo is a fairly recent innovation. The idea was brought back from the United States in 1936 by former ambassador after he made a trip there as commissar of trade. Eskimos sell for 11 kopeks (13 cents) at the outdoor stands and are the cheapest Ice cream. They are sold everywhere on the street, in the subways, at movie theaters; and in grocery and department stores. Crowds of men. women and children can often be seen at store entrances bundled in heavy clothing and munching on cones while taking a shopping break. While Muscovite’s prefer Eskimos and cones, those living outside the capital are said to favor bricks of Ice cream and the “Leningradskoye,” a chocolate covered ice cream bar without a stick.

The Leningradskoye sells for 22 kopeks (26 cents and is double the size of the Eskimo. Lacking a stick. It also is a bit messier to eat.

Russians also eat ice cream rolls with a vanilla filling, sometimes with nuts, surrounded by chocolate ice cream packaged bricks, and chocolate covered bars decorated with sugared flowers or other designs. The ice cream enthusiasts can also Indulge at any one of Moscow, numerous Ire cream cafes where, the favorites are sundae-types of Ice cream with jam type sauces. Russians often drink a glass of white wine with such treats…

Post by Kyle Keeton
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