Sugar Shortages: Russian Federation

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One of the most confusing things for many westerners is why sugar is a source of both rationing and fights in the Russian Federation. For this, I am going to use family history. Why? It’s relevant.

Both my parents' families came from Eastern Europe. They hail from both Knyshin, a small hamlet in modern Eastern Poland, and Byalistock, a larger city in Eastern Poland. You can find the latter easily since…

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Nadin Brzezinski

Nadin Brzezinski

Historian by training. Former day to day reporter. Sometimes a geek who enjoys a good miniatures game.