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From: Horsemeat in the culinary traditions of the Mishär Tatar diaspora in the eastern Baltic Sea region: cultural and historical aspects

Fig. 2

Tatar boys with male foals. The photograph is from a kumys (fermented mare’s milk) center behind the St. George Cemetery in the capital of the Russian Empire, Saint Petersburg. The picture was taken in the first half of the twentieth century. Fermented mare’s milk has been a highly appreciated drink among the Tatars and several Central Asian peoples for centuries. The mares and the foals are separated so that the milking can take place. The boys are possibly set to guard the foals, but they also play with them. Renat Bekkin, private collection

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