For centuries the berries that grow in the forests and swamps of northern Russia have been a crucial source of vitamin C, antioxidants, and other micronutrients that would otherwise be lacking in the locally-based diet of most Russians.
Howell, Yvonne. "Berries (Iagody)." Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture. Edited by Tatiana Smorodinskaya, Karen Evans-Romaine, and Helena Goscilo. New York: Routledge, 2007.
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