Definitions

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  • n. A basic, utilitarian cafeteria in Soviet Russia.

Etymologies

Russian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • By all accounts the food is "stolovaya" (canteen) and the accommodations are Spartan.

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  • There needs to be something like the Russian stolovaya.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • "We'll stop at a stolovaya for some kotleta and potatoes with a little kvass," he said, leading her through the early evening crowd.

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  • At Yasnaya Polyana meals were taken in the zala, but this is not the general Russian custom, houses being provided also with a stolovaya, or dining - room.

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  • Turns out they had me down for the following "pair" time period and so it was a waste of time - couldn't go anywhere as I was being picked up by a French woman in her SUV at 14:00 so the only thing was to go down to the stolovaya for a coffee but as I hate sitting on my own, I took a girl I knew down with me and the woman who runs the place was highly amused - you don't take girls to stolovii - it's a little lower than a cafeteria.

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