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Re: consumption of mammoth meat
> One of the more chilling descriptions of this is in Aleksandr
> Solzhenitsyn's writings (reference at home...), in which he begins
> by quoting a TASS report on a frozen mammoth being eaten by
> its discoverers. What the report omitted, he goes on to write,
> is that the finders were zeks imprisoned in the Gulag, and that
> we can only imagine their desperation to eat such a thing.
I was thinking of that very reference myself! I had a quick look for it
this morning and couldn't find it. I seem to remember that it was some
kind of fish rather than a mammoth though. I think it is in the
introduction or the first chapter of Volume 1 of _The Gulag Archipelago_.