Fish and chips on the menu for Moscow’s expats

A surplus of fresh fish has prompted an enterprising organisation to set up a British-style chain of fish and chip shops in Moscow, it has been reported.

According to Moscow News, Russian authorities have been struggling to come up with ways to sell the bumper crops of fish caught by the nation’s trawlers.

Previous campaigns have reportedly included billboards displaying fillets of fish with the slogan "The fish is waiting", designed to encourage residents to support local producers.

Alexander Savelyev, head of public relations at Russia’s state fishing agency Rosrybolovstvo, told the publication: "The tradition of eating fish has been nearly lost in this country, and we have to restore it."

He explained that the agency plans to open 300 kiosks across the city selling hot food along with fresh fish and loosely following the model of a UK chippie, expatriate Britons may be interested to hear.

The English-language news source quotes local reports suggesting the price of a portion of cod and chips will be around 130 Roubles (£2.72).

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