Recently the US Junior hockey team won an International tournament in Russia. (They beat Sweden..you may have read about it.) One of the players was from my local area and in an interview said he looked forward to coming home .because he was sick of eating noodles. It sounds like he/them ate noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I only have a cursory understanding of Russian food...noodles don't enter my mind.
So. never figured noodles to be a staple of Russian food. Even if this is just young American men afraid/ wary of local food..why noodles ? What type ? ramen ? They didn't say McDonalds ..they said noodles.
Any insight ?