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Breakfast is a big meal (like most of them are), and usually consists of eggs, sausages, deli-meat and some sort of cheese. Sometimes there is bread and butter, with tea or coffee. There is also hot oatmeal, but this is mostly for the children. Boxed cereal (cold) was only introduced to Russia in the early 1990's, and it is normally only found in specialty stores.
Lunch used to be the main meal of the day, but since the fall of communism, it has become less important than dinner. Lunch usually consists of an appetizer (soup or salad), and is followed by a meat or fish dish. The main dish is often accompanied by a starch food, such as potatoes, rice, or noodles and vegetables. Sometimes the meal is finished with coffee or tea, or ice cream and pastries.
Dinner is a serious meal, and is usually served around seven in the evening. Again, appetizers start this event, and might include smoked fish, cold deli-meat, caviar, sandwiches and various salads. The main course is normally a meat dish, followed by coffee and dessert.
Perhaps the most popular and best-known dishes in Russia inlcude caviar (fish eggs), served with beet soup ('borshct'), pancakes ('bliny') and beef strogonoff.
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