I’ve finally gotten around to taking a picture of the cafeteria at the university, and you can see some simple differences between what Russian and American students eat. First, tea is very popular with students, much more so, I think, than Coke or Pepsi. American students want sandwiches, burgers, or pizza, while Russian students eat more of a pastry. They are delicious though, with potato and meat inside, or a sausage. Russians also eat more salads than Americans — like potato salad, Cole Slaw, etc. The prices in Russia are much more reasonable as well. A student could buy a pastry, a salad, and a tea for about $2.
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