The national drink is an inseparable part of Russian social life. Vodka is drunk everywhere, the Russians usually offer saying dusha-dushe that he means soul-to-soul. Vodka is often flavored and colored with herbs and spices. Limonnaya, lemon-flavored vodka, is particularly popular with American tourists, as is pertsovka, pepper-flavored vodka. Other varieties include starka (a dark, smooth "old" vodka), pshenichnaya (made from wheat), ryabinovka (in which ashberries have been steeped), and tminnaya (caraway-flavored vodka). Be wary of krepkaya vodka, this is the strongest variety.
Moscow has a huge variety of restaurants and cafes for every taste. Although Russian food is characteristically rich and filling the variety the visitor will find is one of Moscow's best-kept secrets. With restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars on every corner and in between, diners have their choice of cuisines from all over the world. While the best of the tourist restaurants can be extremely expensive by Russian standards they are quite reasonable when compared to other capital cities. However you should note that it is easily possible to eat for a very low price (under 30 roubles ($1)) at small street kiosks.
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