Top 10 Russian Souvenirs
The leading DMC in Moscow, St.Petersburg and Sochi presents Top 10 Souvenirs from Russia! We care about our guests and want every single visit to Russia to be memorable!
#10 Russian Ushanka winter hat
An ushanka can be literally translated as “ear hat”. It is a Russian fur cap with ear flaps that can be tied up to the crown of the cap, or tied at the chin to protect the ears, jaw and lower chin from the cold. The thick dense fur also offers some protection against blunt impacts to the head. While no match for a helmet, it offers protection far superior to that of a typical beanie cap should the wearer fall and hit his or her head against ice or packed snow. It is a part of uniform of Russian (Soviet) army.
#9 Russian Jewelry boxes
Lacquer miniatures and boxes from Russian Palekh, Mstera, Kholui and Fedoskino are known all over the world. Traditions of lacquer box painting came to Russia from the Western countries in 17century. Since the beginning of 19 century there were many Russian native factories that produced lacquered articles painted in own styles. Old traditions of lacquered box painting are still alive.
#8 KGB Flask
Soviet/Russian Army Souvenir flask with badges
A cool Russian Flask with the Soviet times symbols (KGB and USSR). This Russian Flask could be an excellent Father's Day gift, a nice find for a collector, interested in items with Soviet symbolics, or a good present for any man who would like to have a unique container for his favorite drink.
Telnyashka is a part of uniform of Russian (Soviet) Navy and some other military troops and it is a stripped blue and white underskirt. Telnyashka literally means "body shirt" and indeed this is very comfortable cloth, it can be long-sleeves and without sleeves. Initially there were telnyashkas of three different color: dark blue strips -Navy troops, black stripes - Naval Infantry (marines) and bright blue strips - Airborne Forces (VDV). In all times wearing of telnyashka was an object of proud - this military strip undershirt means belonging to elite troops so soldiers and officer who left military service continue to wear telnyashka. Partly this is because telnyashka is very comfortable and durable in wearing cloth
#6 Faberge eggs
The House of Fabergé is a jewelery firm founded in 1842 in Imperial Russia by Gustav Fabergé. The shop produced jewelry Fabergé eggs for the Russian Tsars. The majority of these jewelry eggs were miniature ones and they were popular gifts at Easter. They would be worn on a neck chain either singly or in groups. However, the most famous eggs produced by the House were the larger ones made for Alexander III and Nicholas II. The eggs are made of precious metals or hard stones decorated with combinations of enamel and gem stones. Only 42 these eggs survived and they in museums and personal collection. We offer collection of jewelry eggs made on Fabergé motives and in Fabergé style. The Fabergé eggs are made of brass and then gilded, picture is made with enamel, all eggs are well decorated with Austrian crystals.
#5 Valenki felt boots
Russians used to wear felt boots ("valenki"), which were the only choice for the cold Russian winter. These days, the winters became much warmer, so you don't really need valenki. However, they are vstill made in several places using the same old technology. If you don't like the traditional grey color, you can find designed valenki as well. By the way, kids still love them although they don't get to wear them a lot.
#4 Gzhel crockery
"Gzhel" is porcelain, decorated with festive blue designs, where each item encompasses both fairy tales and reality, beauty and fantasy, and harmony and the uniqueness of style! The cobalt designs will never fade or disappear because they are protected by the glaze, which makes these designs