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Zakuski tables, like Slava and Luba Frumkin's, are known for their largesse. This spread includes smoked salmon and halibut, pickled green tomatoes, salted mackerel, Herring Under a Fur Coat and Georgian eggplant rolls. Deena Prichep hide caption

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Drink Vodka, Eat Pickles, Repeat: Mastering The Zakuski Spread

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There are dozens of varieties of borscht — but at its most basic, it's a beet soup with potatoes, tomatoes and often beef or pork. Flickr/Liz West hide caption

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Borscht Make Your Heart Beet? They're Serving 70,000 Gallons In Sochi

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Kitchen Time Machine: A Culinary Romp Through Soviet History

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A man drinks fresh kvas, the ancient Russian fermented-bread drink, in Zvenigorod, 35 miles west of Moscow. Dmitry Lovetsky/AP hide caption

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America, Are You Tough Enough To Drink Real Russian Kvas?

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