Friday, December 09, 2005

t'was caviar to the general

400 years after Shakespeare wrote that line for Hamlet, it appears on the street in Moscow:

A caviar vending machine selling tinned salmon caviar, or roe, has been installed on Moscow’s main avenue Novy Arbat, the RIA-Novosti news agency reported on Friday. The appearance of the machine has coincided with the start of the festive season; caviar is a traditional treat on Russian tables during New Year’s eve celebrations.

....A representative of the company that owns the vending machine said installing it was an experiment and if it proves successful, more machines will appear in Moscow in the coming year.

He said, however, that there were no plans to put sturgeon caviar in the vending machines.

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