With agriculture booming across much of the post-Communist space, local brands have developed to deliver more diversity to local consumers. This is true for both food products and supermarket brands, some of which can be said to be the greatest economic success stories of the post-Communist age.

Browse local food and supermarket brands in: Moscow; St. Petersburg; Irkutsk; Vladivostok; Bishkek; Kyiv; and Warsaw.


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. Although addictive and delicious, today’s version, which contains ingredients typical of contemporary sodas, bears little resemblance to the 18th century […]

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