>My friend from Dniepropetrovsk was saying he’d spend his summer holidays
on Dniepr taking a piece of salo and breat with spring onions.

If I am to believe my grandmother, bread and onions was what was for dinner every day, and they added salo on holidays. If you were eating salo every day you were probably some spoiled rich brat. Not sure if true or like the one about walking 20 miles to school every day, uphill both ways.