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- n. A basic, utilitarian cafeteria in Soviet Russia.
By all accounts the food is "stolovaya" (canteen) and the accommodations are Spartan.
There needs to be something like the Russian stolovaya.
"We'll stop at a stolovaya for some kotleta and potatoes with a little kvass," he said, leading her through the early evening crowd.
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.
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.