Written by Staff Writer
Russia has announced that most domestic flights must take off at 11:00 a.m. local time (GMT+2) as of Thursday, which means the popular food dish Covid must not be served within three hours.
Covid is a classic Russian meal consisting of flour and pure salt — hence the name, Russian for pure salt. It often includes shrimp and cream-rich dishes — typical winter fare in the Urals region.
According to TASS , the decision to limit the hours when the dish is served was made by the state aviation watchdog in response to a lawsuit from the ruling United Russia party.
The party, which has been in power since 2012, demanded the flight timetable be altered to allow the meat dish to be served later in the day, presumably at lunchtime.
According to the watchdog, the decision was made “in line with the principles of the international conventions on combating the spread of communicable diseases, to prevent the spread of animal diseases in the Russian Federation.”
Covid was brought back to Moscow’s famous Pushkin Museum in 2016 as part of a year-long food festival organized by the museum.