During the war, the Samara fish cannery produced millions of cans of fish delicacies: ide, pike and sturgeon. What the soldiers especially liked was carp with buckwheat porridge. The fish was cleaned manually. Salted fish was produced in large quantities as well. It was sent to the front in wooden barrels. More than three hundred fish cannery workers went off to war. They remember they were happy to receive the products of the fish cannery they used to work for.