It was not simply a food, and some kind of a symbol of the Soviet system. The soviet country made not enough sausages. And if there is a deficiency, means demand grows. Last years the USSR the Soviet people could buy sausage only in Moscow and other big cities.
I remember this period. The Soviet epoch doesn't cause nostalgia in me.
Kielbasa, Kovbasa, Kolbasa, and Kubasa are common North American anglicizations for a type of Eastern European sausage. Synonyms include Polish sausage, Ukrainian sausage, etc. In English, these words refer to a particular genre of sausage, common to all Eastern European countries but with substantial regional variations. In the Slavic languages, these are the generic words for all types of sausage, local or foreign.
The terms entered English simultaneously from different sources, which accounts for the different spellings. Usage varies between cultural groups, but overall there is a distinction between American and Canadian usage.
In the United States, the form kielbasa is more often used and comes from the Polish kiełbasa ( listen) "sausage", perhaps a derivation from the Turkic kül bastï "grilled cutlet". In New Jersey, Pennsylvania and most areas of Greater New York City, the Czech pronunciation, or possibly a derivative of the Polish word is used, and is usually pronounced "ke-bah-see".
In addition to kielbasa, Canadians also use the word kubasa , a corruption of the Ukrainian kovbasa (ковбаса), and Albertans even abbreviate it as kubie to refer to the sausage eaten on a hot dog bun.
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smarcell (19965) 2010-11-22 7:19
Interesting image and note.
I imagine that you do not feel any nostalgy.
digbymerry (3998) 2010-11-22 7:31
Interesting photo and note about of these meats. They look very much like what we have in Spain called chorizo.
BennyV (17198) 2010-11-22 10:09
Great combination of post and note. Learning about the world in progress! Thanks, Serghei.
agjika (3177) 2010-11-22 12:15
Nice photo but I prefer the note! Your experiences in the Soviet Union are not different at all from mine in Albania.Rather than nostalgia it is a chill I get down my spine when I think of the communist period. In the last days of the regime THE sauasage available (a sort of garlic salami) was nowhere to be seen and much desired! I have tried several sorts of East Europen sausages in the UK and there are similarities but they are also very different.
siamesa (28121) 2010-11-22 20:50
Excellent note. I can imagine the difficult times in your country in the past of Soviet system.Perfect explanation about that time and this photo.Congratulations.
emka (98830) 2010-11-22 23:20
I remember this time very well and also I have no nostalgy for it. In Polish it is kiełbasa. It was not easy to buy it in the old times, but even worse was to buy ham. It was rarely in the shop, you had to wait in a long queue, Only for Easter and Christmas was better. Usually in some occasions there were more kiełbasa in the shops - it was called electional kiełbasa. You write that in Soviet Union it was scarse but in Poland the poeople said that all our meat went there. Anyway, I cannot understand it that earlier there were always problems with meat, more than forty years of my life, and now you have shops full.
PJE (20758) 2010-11-23 22:24
hello Serghei. It appears your latest photo has been removed. I clicked on email link only to find it not there. At any rate these sausages appear to be of high quality. Do you know if they were being kept at the proper temperature for long shelf life? I do hope so.
Uhu (8597) 2010-11-26 1:46
ага, до сих пор, когда вижу все эти развалы жратвы, как-то вспоминается - прилавки с вениками и селедкой, и все. И толпы. И все вот то, и тогда все, что есть сейчас, воспринимается как некое наваждение, вот-вот все кончится, и вернется то, что было тогда, снова, опять все исчезнет и появятся очереди за синей курой Синявинской птицефабрики... Мдя.
Нормальная такая фотка, вон, все братья наши меньшие из совлагеря подтянулись и комментируют!!! Не забыли, как говорится, Лаврентия Палыча! :)
archimatica (20638) 2010-12-04 15:08
I hope that your sausages are very good, it looks inviting ...
jmdias (64970) 2010-12-28 1:06
I remember once I was in spain (1997)and I saw a russian tourist eating this . I liked the way you framed the salsages in the image, producing a graphic effect.
s_lush (16134) 2011-01-15 22:47
Очень интересный экскурс в нашу недавнюю историю и этимологию слова "колбаса". Хотя для украинцев роднее сало, ковбаса тоже идет на ура. Я ее привозил не только из Москвы, иногда ее можно было купить еще и в Киеве или Риге. А ближе к вашим местам, в Поволжье, в 80-е я видел колбасу в магазине только один раз, да и то растительную, зеленого цвета. Хорошая идея рассказать об этой стороне нашей жизни, и отлично реализованная!
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