“Russian” Things People Are Boycotting That Aren’t Really Russian
As a result of Vladmir Putin’s Ukrainian invasion, people the world over have been voicing their opinions by boycotting Russian products. There’s a problem, though. Not all products thought to be Russian are indeed “Russian.”
- Vodka – Less than 1% of the vodka consumed in America is made in Russia. Even Stoli is made in Latvia. But if you really have a burn, the actual Russian vodka brands are: Russian Standard, Beluga Noble Russian Vodka, Beluga Noble Russian Gold Vodka and Zyr Russian Vodka
- Cocktails – The White and Black Russian cocktails actually have origins in Belgium. Vodka is the main ingredient, but we’ve already covered that.
- Russian Dressing – The sandwich spread was invented by a grocer that wasn’t from Russia, but if it’s that important to you, opt for the Thousand Island.
- Nesting Dolls – They’re really a Japanese invention, so please continue to enjoy them.
- Pelmeni – It’s a dumpling…and dumplings know no border.
- Borscht - The beet-based delicacy has often been claimed by Russia and Poland, but it was actually invented in Ukraine. Suck it, Putin.
Source: Life Hacker