Russia BANS export of certain grains amidst run on buckwheat

In the Western world

In the Western world, headlines have been made by millions of average Joes lining up to buy innumerable rolls of toilet paper for the pending coronavirus apocalypse. In Russia, they’re queueing up for something else – buckwheat.

In times of panic, it’s only natural that people revert to the stuff they know best, and when it comes to hoarding food for an epidemic, the Russians have settled on a dependable crop which has been with them through centuries of struggle.

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