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Kvass (Квас)
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A mug of kvass
Place of origin Kievan Rus
Region or state Central and Eastern Europe, Baltic states, North Caucasus, Post-Soviet states, Xinjiang, Heilongjiang
Created by East Slavs

Kvass is a traditional fermented Slavic beverage commonly made from rye bread, which is known in many Central and Eastern European and Asian countries as "black bread". The colour of the bread used contributes to the colour of the resulting drink.

Kvass is classified as a "non-alcoholic" drink by Ukrainian, Russian, Lithuanian, Polish, Hungarian, and Romanian standards, as the alcohol content from fermentation is typically low (0.5–1.0% or 1–2 proof).

It may be flavoured with fruits such as strawberries or raisins, or with herbs such as mint.

Kvass is especially popular in the successor states of the East Slavic Old Rus, today's Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.

In Russia, the drink is more popular than Coca-Cola. It is also known in Poland, in the Baltic countries of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, in Mongolia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Armenia.

Kvass is also popular in Harbin and Xinjiang, China, where Russian culture has had an influence.

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