Russian Federation Ambassador to Peru Igor Romanchenko
affirmed that Peruvian gastronomy is highly demanded in the capital of his country, Moscow, where there are around 20 Peruvian food restaurants.
In statements to Andina
news agency, the Russian envoy explained that this initially occurred through the ties with Moscow colleagues and then through the exchange of cooks, which contributed to the establishment of subsidiaries in the Russian capital.
"There are around 20 Peruvian restaurants in Moscow (Russia) including some branches of famous restaurants from Lima such as 'Central' (named the best restaurant in the world)," he stated.
"So, Peruvian food, which is highly demanded, is well known in Moscow," Romanchenko remarked.
On the other hand, he underscored that there was an important exchange between Russia and Peru in the 1980s.
"There were many students, around 10,000, who received education in Russia, that is, Peruvian students, another 6,000 included military personnel who studied in Russia, and what did cadets do in their free time? They prepared Ceviche, of course," the Ambassador expressed.
Likewise, he noted that many Russian sailors traveled to Peru on weekly flights and then, when they returned to Russia, they made Ceviche themselves, as they could not find it in their country, thus creating demand little by little.
On the other hand, the Russian envoy underlined that the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which brought 43,000 Peruvian fans to Russia, created a better harmony between the populations of both countries.