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Children look at the content of the New Year’s gifts received at the Christmas tree in the Kremlin. Photo by D. Sholomovich. January 1956. Main Archive of Moscow

Fruits, nuts, oriental sweets and other treats were brought in large quantities from Georgia, Azerbaijan and the republics of Central Asia.

In the New Year, the festive table is never ignored – this was the case in the middle of the last century. IN Glavarchiv In Moscow, there are advertisements from the 1950s describing how the delivery of food to the residents of the capital took place.

On December 23, 1951, an announcement was published stating that the Gruztorg brand store received five wagons of tangerines from Georgia. Also from the announcement it becomes known about the shipment from Tbilisi of oriental sweets, nuts, canned vegetables and fruit.

Such deliveries happened in the future, as evidenced by the announcement of December 20, 1957. Closer to the New Year holidays, trains with fruits from Georgia and Azerbaijan came to Moscow every day. That year, two thousand tons of tangerines from Georgia and 150 tons of nuts from the republics of Central Asia went on sale. Fruits arrived in large quantities: 600 tons of oranges, 50 tons of bananas, 10 tons of pineapples, two million lemons.

Also, on the New Year’s Eve, more than 1,500 tons of champagne and banana raneta, rosemary, apples of various varieties (for example, sary-sinap and sary-tursh) were displayed on store shelves.

Thanks to these supplies, Muscovites had the opportunity to serve the table in a variety of ways and to please themselves and their loved ones with fruits unusual for winter.

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