souvenir from Russia

Discussion in 'World Cup 2018 - Russia' started by Nu_nusik, May 10, 2018.

  1. What do you want to bring from Russia? What souvenir? I want to make presents for my guests. What will you be happy? maybe a commemorative coin, a banknote? maybe a t-shirt, a cap? candy? vodka? matryoshka, ushanka, magnet? What do you want to bring home?
     
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  2. BuddhaWake

    BuddhaWake Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Philadelphia
    Actually, I would like a papakha more than a ushanka, but just fashion tastes. I'm sure that ushankas will be popular. Of course Matryoshkas, vodka and candy. The top 3 right there. I have an affinity for communist era mementos so a little bookend of Marx/Lenin or a small bust would be an interesting piece for my collection (although I'm not sure I would be allowed to leave Federation territory with an old bust). Back in the day I would have done maybe some propaganda posters but I just don't have the space for them. It saddens me. I have some from Cuba for films/documentaries for instance.

    What Vodka is a "legitimate" one that Russians drink that is not low end but not exported? That would be really cool for me to give. Real Russian Vodka that Russian drink and not found in the US for instance.
     
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  3. leonidas

    leonidas Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 25, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Definitely will be bringing back a winter hat. I already have something similar to a ushanka, so maybe I'll look out for a papakha.
     
  4. mkdaman1818

    mkdaman1818 Member

    Manchester United
    Brazil
    Feb 16, 2014
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Matryoshkas most likely, and a fifa mini ball
     
  5. Penaldu

    Penaldu New Member

    FC Spartak
    Chile
    Apr 22, 2017
  6. themanlarry

    themanlarry Member

    Nov 14, 2005
    A football related Matryoshka, a Russian football shirt (eg. Russia/Zenit/Rubin Kazan/someone else), something to remember each city by, cups from each match/fanzone, some sort of art or print.
     
  7. Penaldu

    Penaldu New Member

    FC Spartak
    Chile
    Apr 22, 2017
    I am going to buy Lokomotiv Moscow jersey, they won the Russian league a week ago
     
  8. themanlarry

    themanlarry Member

    Nov 14, 2005
    Cool!! I've never really liked them or had anything to do with them. I've seen Zenit play twice and will be in the city for a week. Will check the vibe over there!
     
  9. playedwinger

    playedwinger Member

    Manchester United
    Brazil
    May 11, 2018
    matryoshkas, ushanka, papaha-a great idea, Navy telnyashka-this is less known, but could be a very cool item, may try to look for rarer genuine CCCP swag.
     
  10. Simon Overall

    Simon Overall Member

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    May 7, 2014
    Sydney
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Defo some Russian football kits tbh.

    One of the players and my club Sydney FC was at Dynamo Moscow for some years as well so might get a kit from them.
     
  11. JF1903

    JF1903 New Member

    Aberdeen
    Nov 20, 2017
    Good thread.

    I suspect that I will return home with a nice bottle of Vodka for myself, matryoshkas as gifts, and some Soviet-era type printed materials, e.g. posters or postcards.

    And all going well some new friends and fantastic memories.
     
  12. splitinfinitive

    splitinfinitive New Member

    Liverpool FC
    India
    May 8, 2018
    I will look to buy a Sturmanskie Gagarin mechanical watch. Commemorates Yuri Gagarin's spaceflight and looks simply astonishing - a design classic!
     

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  13. Romka 18

    Romka 18 Member

    Liverpool FC
    England
    Oct 26, 2017
    Not to worry about broken bottles ,you could buy the vodka in duty free shops, and carry on plane,same goes for caviar.

    Very good vodka to buy is Beluga vodka, they do nice packaging with glasses.its well worth spending a few rubles more on decent vodka.
     
  14. Halin27

    Halin27 New Member

    CSKA Moskva
    Russia
    Apr 12, 2018
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    3 commemorative coins were issued for the world championship in Russia. the estimated cost of each is $8. it is also planned to issue a commemorative banknote
     
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  15. Halin27

    Halin27 New Member

    CSKA Moskva
    Russia
    Apr 12, 2018
    the third coin
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  16. Penaldu

    Penaldu New Member

    FC Spartak
    Chile
    Apr 22, 2017
    Thanks for an idea, they are not too overpriced at Duty Free in comparison to the supermarkets in Russia? But at least I won't have problems traveling it.
     
  17. Romka 18

    Romka 18 Member

    Liverpool FC
    England
    Oct 26, 2017
    Probably cheaper from the big supermarkets.
     
  18. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A wife
     
  19. :) welcome
     
  20. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Okay, a more serious answer here you probably want. That's great that you want to get a gift for your guests. I'd say you can't go wrong with a fridge magnet - inexpensive, but doesn't take up a lot of packing space and will last with you forever. I still have the fridge mangets a couple of my previous Airbnb hosts gave me.

    Vodka might be difficult for a person to carry around. If my host bought that for me, I'd be very greatful, but to be honest - would be difficult to carry around with lots of flights and stuff within Russia, I'd prefer to travel and pack light. T-shirt is nice but you never know about the size. Matryoshkas and ushankas are also a great choices - very Russian and I think every traveller to Russia will want to come home with one of those.
     
  21. Copadobrazil014

    Jul 8, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Can get t h e same vodka at bev n mo lol. No use lugging that around... russian standard
     
  22. hearts123

    hearts123 Member

    May 18, 2009
    I will bring back a Blonde. ;-)
     
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  23. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's when you go to Belgium
     
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  24. sk1001

    sk1001 Member

    Australia
    Oct 28, 2017
    Scarf swap with other group stage opponents is most valuable in my opinion. Hope to meet some genuine fans
     
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  25. Halin27

    Halin27 New Member

    CSKA Moskva
    Russia
    Apr 12, 2018
    Today, the Bank of Russia issued a commemorative banknote of the 2018 world Cup in Russia!
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