In 1936, Anastas Mikoyan, the Soviet Union’s minister of foreign trade, toured the US. Where he became enthralled with American ice-cream-making technology.
Wasting no time, he imported the necessary equipment and in 1937 the first Soviet ice cream factory opened.
Mikoyan decreed that every Soviet citizen should eat no less than five kilos of ice cream and as healthy food, rich in calcium and calories.
By Jirair Tutunjian, Toronto keghart.org
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