Yandex / Яндекс

Yandex (Russian: Яндекс) is often known as “Russia’s Google.” However, while it started as a mere search engine, it has expanded into much more than that. Arkadiy Volozh founded the company in 1999. At the...

Soviet Arcade Games

Nikita Khrushchev, during his whirlwind tour to America in 1959, fell in love with many things. These included, more famously, corn and Richard Nixon’s car. However, when Khrushchev returned to the USSR, he brought with...

Saperavi Wine

Saperavi is a dry red wine made from the Saperavi grape varietal grown in some areas of Kakheti, Georgia. It is an extractive wine with a strength of around 10.5-12.5% alcohol and a notably high...

Kindzmarauli Wine

Kindzmarauli is a semi-sweet red Georgian wine aged for 2 years. It is produced from Saperavi grapes in the Kvareli region of Georgia. Wines from Kindzmarauli wine are a deep, inky purple-red color and often...

Natakhtari Georgian Soda

While in various parts of North America and the Middle East, lemonade refers to a non-carbonated, sweetened lemon beverage, in most of Eurasia, lemonade is a sweet, fizzy drink resembling what most of us call...

Puzata Hata / Пузата хата

Puzata Hata (Пузата хата), founded in 2003, is a self-service chain specializing in serving ethnically Ukrainian food in Ukraine. It is based in Kyiv, but with branches throughout Ukraine. When you walk in, grab a...

Zapiecek Polskie Pierogarnie

Zapiecek serves traditional Polish food from several locations in Warsaw and Krakow. Its name is derived from the name people gave the place behind the stove, or a corner by the fireplace, where people often...

Lubelska

Lubelska is a major Polish vodka producer. The company uses purely natural ingredients to create both clear vodka and vodka-based flavored liqueur in Poland. In lieu of artificial flavorings, Lubelska soaks fruit with their vodka...

Oranżada

Oranżada is a sweet, traditionally orange-flavored drink that traveled from France to the Polish aristocracy during the 18th century. At the time of its inception, Oranżada contained only water, sugar or syrup, and orange juice....

Żubrówka / Zubrovka

Żubrówka (Bison Grass) Vodka is a dry, herb-flavoured vodka bottled at 40% ABV. It is distilled from rye and bison grass from the Bialowieza Forest, which also gives the spirit a light yellow to amber...

Grycan & Zielona Budka Ice Creams

Grycan is family-owned sorbet and coffee franchise with more than 60 flavors, both seasonal and static, and over 130 locations throughout Poland.  In 1946, after settling in Wrocław, Grzegorz Grycan opened the first ice cream...