r/AskARussian Jul 30 '21

How were food related illness (celiac disease, diabetes, etc) dealt with during the Soviet Union? History

I've heard that in soviet times, the government gave some basic food to all citizens, like, every worker was assigned a daily rationing of food. How did that work with people who had food allergies? Did they get special rations adapted to their needs?


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u/latecomer11 Kazakhstan Jul 30 '21

Guess celiac disease wasn't commonly recognised condition at USSR as well as in post-soviet states.