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Shopping in the FSU
« on: February 21, 2016, 01:34:57 AM »
Most of our significant others are either from the three Slavic countries, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine or from Kazakhstan, the most ethnic Russian of the stans.  All four countries currencies are in free fall.  I imagine most of us find the Russian culture fascinating, as I do.  This would translate into exceptional shopping opportunities while on holiday with our lady. 

Here are some of the items I have brought back with me. 


Russian classical music CD from label Melodiya

Kasli cast iron decorative pieces

Gold and silver soviet era jewelry

Russian porcelain plate with all former republics

Bronze figurines of Gagarin and other Soviet era heroes. 

Bronze bust of Tchaikovsky

soviet era mechanical watches

Modern Russian mechanical watch

Shot glasses

Glass decanter

Lomonosov tea set 


What other interesting items have you brought back from the other side of the iron curtain? 

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Re: Shopping in the FSU
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2016, 07:02:45 AM »
I don't think I have ever brought anything back other than a calendar for my parents..
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Re: Shopping in the FSU
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2016, 07:06:55 AM »
I don't think I have ever brought anything back other than a calendar for my parents..

NOW That is being "Tacky and Cheap"..     ;D
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Re: Shopping in the FSU
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2016, 07:12:54 AM »
I don't think I have ever brought anything back other than a calendar for my parents..

NOW That is being "Tacky and Cheap"..     ;D

Usually after January as they sell for 80% off :ROFL: :ROFL:
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Re: Shopping in the FSU
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2016, 07:14:59 AM »
I don't think I have ever brought anything back other than a calendar for my parents..

NOW That is being "Tacky and Cheap"..     ;D

Usually after January as they sell for 80% off :ROFL: :ROFL:

St P's always was a more expensive place... ;D
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Re: Shopping in the FSU
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2016, 07:23:12 AM »
I don't think I have ever brought anything back other than a calendar for my parents..

NOW That is being "Tacky and Cheap"..     ;D

Usually after January as they sell for 80% off :ROFL: :ROFL:

St P's always was a more expensive place... ;D

I paid £1.00 for the last one)) But I'm a cheapskate  :laugh:  I only paid 60p from Airport back to my home today  :laugh: That would be £60 in the UK..
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Re: Shopping in the FSU
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2016, 07:28:43 AM »
I don't think I have ever brought anything back other than a calendar for my parents..

NOW That is being "Tacky and Cheap"..     ;D

Usually after January as they sell for 80% off :ROFL: :ROFL:

St P's always was a more expensive place... ;D

I paid £1.00 for the last one)) But I'm a cheapskate  :laugh:  I only paid 60p from Airport back to my home today  :laugh: That would be £60 in the UK..

Wife and kids walked then?? :ROFL:
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Re: Shopping in the FSU
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2016, 07:31:10 AM »
I don't think I have ever brought anything back other than a calendar for my parents..

NOW That is being "Tacky and Cheap"..     ;D

Usually after January as they sell for 80% off :ROFL: :ROFL:

St P's always was a more expensive place... ;D

I paid £1.00 for the last one)) But I'm a cheapskate  :laugh:  I only paid 60p from Airport back to my home today  :laugh: That would be £60 in the UK..

Wife and kids walked then?? :ROFL:

I was on my own  ;D Other wise I would of splashed out on a £4.50 taxi  ;D
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Re: Shopping in the FSU
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2016, 09:19:59 AM »
I don't think I have ever brought anything back other than a calendar for my parents..

NOW That is being "Tacky and Cheap"..     ;D

Usually after January as they sell for 80% off :ROFL: :ROFL:

St P's always was a more expensive place... ;D

I paid £1.00 for the last one)) But I'm a cheapskate  :laugh:  I only paid 60p from Airport back to my home today  :laugh: That would be £60 in the UK..

Wife and kids walked then?? :ROFL:

I was on my own  ;D Other wise I would of splashed out on a £4.50 taxi  ;D

Translated from Dorset lingo to correct English, means that you only had you're BFH... :ROFL:
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Re: Shopping in the FSU
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2016, 11:24:21 AM »
Matryoshka's of course
Big book of St. Pete with beautiful places in pictures.
And several souvenir touristy things from Evpatoria.
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Re: Shopping in the FSU
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2016, 12:07:33 PM »

What other interesting items have you brought back from the other side of the iron curtain?

Bag of dried up nuts!
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Re: Shopping in the FSU
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2016, 12:31:38 PM »

What other interesting items have you brought back from the other side of the iron curtain?

Bag of dried up nuts!

I  reckon quite a few wife hunters come back home with dried up nut bags!  :hidechair:
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Re: Shopping in the FSU
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2016, 01:01:56 PM »

What other interesting items have you brought back from the other side of the iron curtain?

Bag of dried up nuts!

I  reckon quite a few wife hunters come back home with dried up nut bags!  :hidechair:

I reckon alot less come home drier than when they went.
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Re: Shopping in the FSU
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2016, 09:32:20 AM »
Walnuts, vodka, kashka, dried fruit (Armenian) amongst other things.
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Re: Shopping in the FSU
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2016, 09:45:22 AM »
I always used to bring a bag of sunflower seeds back to remind me of Mother Russia.. I still eat them all day now with the wife while were working ;D
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