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(literally, barrel), an old Russian liquid measure used until the introduction of the metric system; equal to 40 vedra (pails), or 491.96 liters.

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In early Russian architecture, a wooden roof whose peak has the shape of a horizontal cylinder with the upper side surface extending into a pointed ridge.
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"Importing Krushka & Bochka Kvass directly from Russia allows us to provide the New York metro area with a unique beverage of the highest quality, steeped in Russian culture and enjoyed for a thousand years," says Deryck Van Rensberg, president and general manager, venturing and emerging brands for Atlanta-based Coca-Cola North America.
More and better food and the appearance of colorful beer bars, especially the ubiquitous Zolotaya Bochka ("Golden Barrel") chain, are likely to change this stereotype.
The Bochka ("Barrel") serves pigs roasted on a spit, veal brains with mushrooms in a pot, and grilled salmon.