Molokhovets used raisins (including a variety she called blue raisin), currants, and kishmish. Kishmish, which I have translated as sultanas, are small seedless fruits; most varieties are white or golden, but some are black. In the nineteenth century raisins and kishmish were imported from Persia, but dried fruits are now produced on a large scale in Central Asia. (Entsiklopedija vinogradarstva, III, 193.)