Russia Update: Kremlin Mulls Tapping Buckwheat Reserves as Price Jumps

November 20, 2014
Russian man stocks up on buckwheat kasha as shortages are feared.

Welcome to our new column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies.

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The Russian government has contemplated opening up reserves of buckwheat, a staple of the Russian diet, as prices jumped after a poor harvest.

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