In Russia and other former Eastern Bloc nations, stewed beef in a can is known as tushonka. It has spread to be a generic term for various stewed beef cans, not all of which adhere to the stringent GOST criteria.
My Ukrainian upbringing included a lot of tushonka, or Russian canned stewed beef. Tushonka, which was predominantly consumed by Soviet troops during World War II, gradually filtered into civilian life and eventually became a cherished comfort meal. More importantly, it symbolises the Slavic people's abiding fondness for preserving and putting meat away for a rainy day.
Tushonka is included in military food supplies in the CIS because it may be utilised and kept under dire circumstances. Tushonka was a staple of the military and tourist diets for the people of the Soviet Union; in particularly dire circumstances, it could only be purchased with food stamps. With only bay leaves, pepper, salt, and garlic as flavour, tushonka is very savoury. The texture of Russian canned stewed meat is very delicate and moist, similar to tinned chicken or tuna.