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Culture shock in Siberia

The woman behind the deli counter stared blankly back at me. She didn’t move or gesture towards any of the food. She just stared. Sobaka, pozhaluista. Sausage meat, please.” I repeated the phrase slowly in my best Russian accent. This time, she giggled a little but still didn’t move or motion towards any of the cold meats sitting in front of her.