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Квас-/kvas/-bread drink


Coming to Russia in summer time you should definitely taste a traditional Russian beverage known as kvas. It is a fermented drink made from black rye or rye bread. It contains up to 1,2% of alcohol though is not considered as alcoholic beverage. That is why even children are permitted to consume it.  It is also used as a major ingredient of summertime soup known as okroshka. The origin of kvas goes back five centuries to the start of beer production. In Eastern Europe it has been a common drink affordable by all strata of society . The word kvas is from the word "kvasit" which means to ferment, to make sour.

In warm summer kvas is a proper drink to slake your thirst in your Moscow city break.


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