Cigarettes are dirt cheap all across the former Soviet Union, hence why smoking is so prolific.
In Kiev I found cigarette packs for sale between 7 and 30 Ukrainian hryvnia – about US$0.85 to US$3.70!
And cigarette displays were in prime positing is stores – such as above the cash registers in this Saint Petersburg supermarket.
But the final oddity was the promo girls spruiking cigarettes in Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport.
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