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Giant Dumpling Monument Unveiled in Rural Russia

vk.com/freemiass

A monument to Russian dumplings, called pelmeni, has been unveiled in the Ural Mountains region of Chelyabinsk.

The statue of a bearded merchant with a giant dumpling on a table in front of him was installed outside Russia’s only museum devoted to the classic food, the Chelyabinsky Obzor news site reported Friday.

“A large pelmen is a joy for the mouth,” reads the inscription on the monument in the town of Miass.

The statue was unveiled at a ceremony on Friday that included a dumpling-making competition.

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