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Russians are hitting the supermarkets in preparation for the spread of the coronavirus and the potential interruption of normal life. The first item to fly off the shelves: buckwheat, a hearty and long-lasting staple.
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[1] Grain Drain: Coronavirus Concerns Drive Russians To Buy Up Buckwheat ➤