Tag Archives: Russian supermarket

24 Nov
Supermarkets in Saint Petersburg: Where’s best to shop? When moving to a new country, wherever it may be, one of the first noticeable changes is the cuisine. Eating out in Russia is extremely cheap, but after a month of non-stop restaurants and cafes, I was keen to cook some meals myself. In a search for ...
15 Mar
Contrary to what many people might imagine, Soviet supermarket shelves were not stacked with rows of brand-less commodities. In fact, the process of brand-creation was closely tied to the State’s economic-political agenda. Brands were not only considered to be potential mechanisms for market control, but were intended to represent socialism’s capability of punching with the ...