How Plov, a Central Asian Staple, Became a Russian Favorite

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Plov comes in various iterations of rice, vegetables, meats, and spices.

Visit a Moscow market, or courtyard, or construction site, and it’s easy to forget you are in Russia’s largest city, not Tajikistan or Uzbekistan. Central Asian languages resound all over the Russian capital.

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Text by David Trilling, EurasiaNet's Central Asia editor. Images by Moscow-based photographer Konstantin Salomatin.

How Plov, a Central Asian Staple, Became a Russian Favorite

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