June 29, 2009

Kosher in Russia Goes On-Line

Moscow…Demand for kosher food continues to soar in Russia and some sources say that it isn’t only by Jews. Moscow’s kosher food store, located in the Chabad - Marina Roscha Community Center recently launched www.market.ru, the first online kosher food store in Russia, offering customers the convenience of home delivery. Organizers hope that the site will be used by the elderly, sick and otherwise homebound Jews, as well as tourists visiting Moscow. The site offers a full line of kosher foods from Europe, Israel and the US. “All of these products may now be ordered on-line or by phone, enabling people to purchase the products they need without having to leave home,” said the announcement. In a pitch to non-traditional kosher consumers, an ad reads: “People of different nationalities and religions rely on kosher food’s high quality.” Kosher Market.ru is located in the Marina Roscha neighborhood, not far from the Moscow Jewish Community Center and the Shaarei Tsedek Charitable Center.