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Traveling with Ikra/roe spreads?

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I currently live where there are some wonderful Russian ikra (roe) spreads available - and am wondering if there is any possible way to travel with these overseas (around 17+ hours total travel time, mostly air travel). Will this just die and smell dreadful if not refridgerated? Does this require traveling with a mini-cooler and looking for ice after passing through customs? Are various fish egg products even allowed through US customs? Is it just not worth it?

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  1. Could you really get a mni-cooler with ice onto the airplane? It seems like it would be simpler to arrange a detour to Brighton Beach?