I have two packs of tofu to eat before I leave tomorrow, which is just as well cos the vegie options are looking a bit dire. From the Rough Guide, “Vegetarians often have to get by on zakuski, since main courses are overwhelmingly based on meat (myaso), which makes its way into pelmeny, a Russian version of ravioli. Georgian restaurants always have interesting veggie dishes, such as bean stew or stuffed aubergines.”
They define zakuski as “‘tasters’ or small dishes consumed before a meal with vodka, as a snack or as a light meal” so maybe I’ll just be drunk all the time.