Research leads to speculations about a deep connection of Russian and Pre-Russian iconology with the history of comestible goods in South Germany and Austria 

German professor Dr Erika Greber is speaking about brezel as a symbol of mystification in the context of Russian Literature in her book “Textile Texte: Poetologische Metaphorik und Literaturtheorie. Studien zur Tradition des Wortflechtens und der Kombinatorik (Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar, 2002) “

coin with connected double loop
Russian Krendel (Крендель), German Brezel