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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Goodbye to Coupons

ULYANOVSK () -- The last Russian region to keep the Soviet-era practice of food coupons has finally decided to end rationing, a news report said Monday.

Residents in the birthplace of Vladimir Lenin will no longer receive coupons that allowed them to buy subsidized food. Starting in July, needy citizens will receive help from municipal authorities instead of the coupons, once distributed to all residents.