Russia Shopping

  • Shopping
    by JuliaMac
  • Monasturskaya Lavka
    Monasturskaya Lavka
    by kris-t
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    by Muscovite

Russia Shopping

  • What to buy?

    Moscow Shopping

    The boutique is called Massandra wines, and they indeed make the bulk of the store, although they feature other wines, too. Cards accepted. Remember the good/bad old times when Americans used to buy Cuban cigars in Russian shops because of the embargo? There is another reason to visit Moscow now: wine. Dry sherry is especially good. 5 - 15 euro /...

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  • Souvenirs

    Saint Petersburg Shopping

    We were given almost no time for shopping which was unexpected since most countries welcome tourist dollars and hard currency and often times guides also are compensated for bringing tour groups to certain shops. At several places we stopped for pictures, individuals often approached you and would bargain with you for a few particular souvenirs. We...

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  • Where to go?

    Moscow Shopping

    We used to have three major department stores in Moscow – GUM, TsUM and Detsky Mir, all rhyming very happily, and GUM was the first among its peers. Though regarded at once as a tourist attraction, GUM was very popular among us natives; I remember buying a few pairs of shoes there, after an hour-long queue. Today you will know more about this...

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  • Department Stores

    Saint Petersburg Shopping

    Bolshoy Gostiny Dvor is oldest and largest department store in City. It has a long tradition over 250 years. Russian: Большой Гостиный Двор in literary translation "Guests' Court" is a like Turkish bazaars. It contain a different...

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  • Food & Drink

    Saint Petersburg Shopping

    WE trumped around all morning and afternoon and were getting tired so we walked back through Nevsky Prospect to the Chocolate museum , bought some chocolate, and went back to our hotel to rest up for our big night out. We had hoped to find some clavier but to no avail.... We did find it the next day but ,,Wow is it expensive!

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  • Shopping Malls

    Saint Petersburg Shopping

    "Galeria". 4th floor mall where you can found women's, men's, children's clothes, gifts, music, hobbies, shoes... I mean EVERYTHING! Clothes, electronics... We spent there about 3 or 4 hours. But I didn't saw and didn't visit everything! It was difficult to do, you know ;-) As regards opening hours: Shops - 10.00 : 23.00 Restaurants (4 th floor)...

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  • Nevsky Avenue

    Saint Petersburg Shopping

    Bolshoi Gostiny Dvor on Nevsky Prospekt deserves a visit, but rather as a historic and cultural monument. It was built back in the 18th century. Opposite stands a new shopping center, Gallery Grand Palace, where you can find the world’s leading brands. I have a photo of a building (photo 2) which says "Grand Palace" on the side. At first I...

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  • Bookstores

    Saint Petersburg Shopping

    Looks like a another historical building in great City and that it was but today have a different function. You can notice high up on top of building decoration some kind of monument - man hold a world/globe (that is how it looks to me). I found out that it is a former Singer Manufacturing Factory (and monument on top is their sign) and that globe...

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  • Clothes

    Saint Petersburg Shopping

    Very reasonable price for women's clothing, nice styles from Belorussia and other places. Also household items like towels, sheets, children's clothing, bijutery... Clothing, new designs for good prices Less than most

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  • Street Artists

    Saint Petersburg Shopping

    In the late summer and fall you can buy fresh berries, Brusnika- cow berries, raspberries and so on. This vendor went to the forest and gathered lots of berries and brought them to market. Usually for sale near the suburban metro stations or in official markets.

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  • Jewelry

    Saint Petersburg Shopping

    This departmental store is diagonally opposite to my hotel, it has the shops of major branded stores in it and it also has a souvenir shop and few jewellery shops as well. I bought quite a lot of jewellery from there for my wife and sister. Most of the jewellery shops have the amber stone in it so I thought its something unique to St. Petersburg,...

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  • Window Shopping

    Saint Petersburg Shopping

    I don't really know what kind of shop this was, and not sure where it was located either but the "window dressing" was so unsual that I thought it was worth a photo! The "man" in the window looked real or at least almost real! In any case, he was certainly decked out for combat! No telling what you might find in this store!! UPDATE: Bijo69...

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  • Phone Cards

    Saint Petersburg Shopping

    Lets say you have met a charming young gentleman or young lady at the local after dinner dance. You may inquire as to his or her mobile telephone number in case you would like to invite that person to tea at the Summer Gardens. You'll need a phonecard. Get one from the billions of kiosks around Nevksi Prospekt. They come in different...

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  • Folk in the style

    Designer Tatyana Smirnova create clothes witch reflects the spirit of Russian folk through the bright colors of the traditional dress. Women's Clothes, hats, accessories

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  • Russian folk arts - Filigrane

    Filigree (Russian - filigrane) is a kind of jewel work made with twisted threads (usually covered with silver).In Russia Filigree works are often combine with Finift (see pic #4). Boxes, glass-holders, brooches, crosses, earrings etc.You can get Filigree in almost any souvenir store.For more samples of high quality works see the Art-Holding's...

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  • Russian folk arts - Golden Hohloma

    Golden Hohloma is the one of the brightest examples of Russian folk arts.Hohloma became to be known as early as the XVII century, first for Tcar' Court only.By using tin, extreme heat and lacquer painters able to create the appearance of a gilded gold finish . Now day the original techniques and elements still used. First wood is hand carved to...

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  • You'll find everything there

    Founded in 1893 (based on the buildings 1815), it is near by Red Square.The mostly expencive shop in Moscow BUTbeautifull and full of history. Russian souvenirs, fur etc.Open daily 10 a.m - 10 p.m. Depend

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  • Russian made

    There are other famous russian made watches - Poljot. Poljot watch factory (since 2002) it's a former 'The First Moscow Watch Factory'. Some history: On December 20th 1927 the Soviet government made a decision to establish a watch industry. In April 1930 construction of the main block of our factory began in the place of the old tobacco factory.In...

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  • Russian watches brande name

    The Chaika (Chayka) Watch Factory, located on the banks of the Volga river just north of Moscow, specializes in ornate women's watches. The factory had been making watches for more than 60 years. Chaika watches are typically gold-plated, often heavily jeweled, and use Miyota quartz movements. Chaika watches have a durability and outstanding design....

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  • Vodka

    Of course you should also buy some Vodka, a real quality Russian Vodka is by far better then any western vodka I have been tasting so far, so check out the local stores for a good quality Russian Vodka to take it with you home. Marusya vodka is a good one.

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  • Champagne and Caviar

    Well, since I remember myself, I knew that from Russia you should buy Champagne and Caviar. OK, maybe it is not a a French one but it is still very good Russian one. Maybe I heard it in a song or a movie long time ago, but anyhow, these are the items you should buy with you and take home. Champagne and Caviar Not much

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  • Russian arts - Faberge Easter eggs

    An other sample of staning work of Russian attists is Easter eggs from Faberge House. These masterpieces were created in XX century for Royal family by Carl Faberge, the famous Russian jeweler. The Imperial eggs were shown in public for the first time at the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris.In general 56 Imperial eggs were made. Now days you can buy...

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  • Russian folk arts - Dumkovo

    'Nashi Podarki' means - Our Presents.Dymkovo toys - Russian folk art - are popular works of folk craftsmen of Russia. Dymkovo toys developed into an original art. Toys Depend..From $15

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  • Russian folk arts - Matreshka

    'Nashi Podarki' means - Our Presents.A Matryoshka doll or a Russian nested doll is a set of dolls of decreasing sizes placed one inside another. Its name is a diminutive form of a Russian female name "Matryona".The price of a matryoshka depend not only on the size and number of pieces inside (from 3 to 30, usial - 4; the record of 1913 was 48, the...

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  • Russian folk arts - Paleh

    'Nashi Podarki' means - Our Presents.Palekh miniature is an other one of Russian folk arts - handicraft of miniature painting, which is done with tempera paints on varnished articles made of papier-mache. The traditional paintings come from the icon painting tradition. Palekh artsits use gold paint and paint with tempera. The Palekh miniatures...

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  • Russian folk arts - Finift

    Enamel is one of the oldest forms of decorating metal. Enamel in Russia was mention first in chronic in 1174. The earliest mention of enamel craftsmanship in Rostov (The Great) is 1760.Finift was used to decorate weapon, ceremonial garments and tableware, luxurious utensils and holy vessels.Some hand-painted enamels were often painted with a single...

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  • Russian folk arts - Fedoskino

    Fedoskino miniature is a traditional Russian lacquer miniature painting on papier-mache alike Paleh but not the same.Name Fedoskino came from its original center, an old village near Moscow, which was widely known from the late 18-th century (funded in 1795). The unique Fedoskino painting preserves the typical features of Russian folk art. All...

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  • Russian folk arts - Beresta (BIRCH-BARK)

    Birch bark (Russian - Beresta) is unique natural material. A product made of it can be kept during extremely long time because bark of a birch has perfect bactericidal qualities and durability.Products such as flour, groats, etc can be stored long time without any parasites.All Beresta products are high quality, unique and handmade. small boxes,...

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  • Russian folk arts - Easter eggs

    Easter eggs are well-known Russian gifts, whose fame outside of our country. Easter in Russia was accompanied by ceremonies that came from pagan times but now consecrated by the Light of Christ. They were the consecration of Easter cakes, the preparation of cheese mass, the painting of eggs. Along with all kind of natural painted eggs, there were...

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  • Russian folk arts - Zhostovo

    Zhostovo is the village near Moscow wich famous all over the world for its products - painted trays decorated with bright flowers on the black background.The first workshop known from 1825. The first trays were made of papier-mache then it was substituted by metal. The floral designs of Zhostovo trays display beauty of nature and are able to cheery...

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  • a strange way to run a business

    This shop in the cruise-port of Kazan is a good example for the way that many shop-owners are still running their business : In the morning we arrived very early and the shop was still closed !OK, I could see it will be open, when we come back from the tour. I had a look into their window and was surprised by the variety of drinks including Beers,...

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  • at the peer

    There will be all kinds of goods and souvenire beeing offered next to the ship-landingstation, it is just a pity that there is mostly not enough time to browse through them and have time to decide what to take. Mostly it is the ordinary wooden things that you get all over Russia, but they also had dryed fish,that nobody of our passengers dared to...

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  • Pins

    Pins were very popular in Soviet Time. I have a large collection of them, have to calculate and put in order sometimes.Still you may find those old marks at street vendors or market places.

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  • Railway atlas

    Real railway fans may try to get hold of the Russian Railway Atlas which shows the lines with all the stops all over Russia and the CIS countries. I found mine in Dom Knigi in St. Petersburg in the map section, but they tend to sell out quickly. Also I have seen it at a railway station kiosk somewhere in Siberia.

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  • Birch boxes

    Russia does not do so well with souvenirs. On Khizi there are a number of small local craft shops that sell carved wooden dolls as well as other things like decks of cards and such. The birch boxes are the most interesting with a design of the church on them. Its an item that is not readily available elsewhere. And, one that would not embarrass...

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  • If you a want a mall, then go to the...

    Be like all the "New Russians" and shop here. I think the GUM claims to be the biggest department store in the world...I can see why! What do you want, or need? It is a department sroe with lots of upscale cafe's and restaraunts, so expect to pay alot.

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  • Shopping for the long train trip

    Shopping at the supermarket for a long train trip is part of the fun of the journey.Stocking up on instant noodles, tea, coffee, bread, salami, cheese, beer and so on is a must do for the long journeys.For each train journey we took, we stocked up beforehand with all sorts of goodies.

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  • Russian pickles

    En Russie les cornichons sont ramassés gros, et mis dans un mélange de saumure, avec très peu de vinaigre.In Russia the pickles are collected thick, and put in a mixture of pickle, with very little vinegar.

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  • Les oeufs ukrainiens

    Les oeufs avaient d'abord des motifs reliés aux voeux et à la prière. Par exemple, on peignait de petits soleils pour obtenir du beau temps, des épis pour de belles récoltes, etc. Maintenant, ils sont peints surtout de dessins géométriques selon une technique rappelant celle du batik. On applique une couleur à la fois, du clair au plus foncé en...

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  • Les oeufs décorés en bois peint

    Les oeufs en bois sont tous peints à la main puis laqués. Ils représentent des paysages, des contes, des scènes traditionnelles et des copies d'icônes russes. Les oeufs décorés en bois peint sont intimement liés à la Fête de Pâques. Un grand courant religieux vint encourager cette coutume d'offrir des oeufs le premier dimanche après la pleine lune...

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  • Matriochki

    ...Le serveur posa mon bortsch sur la table et sourit à Sacha, qui jouait à côté de moi avec la poupée en bois, la matriochka. De son ventre, il sortit une ronde paysanne. La petite poupée fut à son tour aussitôt démontée, et de son ventre sortit une autre encore plus petite. Le père de Sacha, qui pendant tout ce temps avait observé son fils en...

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  • Les Miniatures sur Laque de Palekh

    L'artisanat russe est profondément inspiré par l'art sacré de l'icône: art religieux et très formel qui existe depuis l'époque Byzantine. Il existe en Russie quatre écoles de production de boîtes laquées dont les noms sont : Palech, Fedoskino, Holoui, Mstera. La technique de l'exécution et les sujets sont identiques pour toutes les écoles excepté...

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  • Qu'est ce que l'ambre jaune ?

    Brûlé, l'ambre dégage un parfum aimé des Dieux. Les Romains et Néron en particulier, faisait brûler de l'ambre comme de l'encens. L'ambre avait aussi des vertus thérapeutiques nombreuses, certaines quelque peu illusoires... Pour activer la circulation du sang, calmer la fièvre et les infections, pour l'asthme et les voies respiratoires, donner des...

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  • L'ambre de la Baltique

    L'ambre de la Baltique serait chargé de légendes et de mystères car il contient la "lumière du monde", cet ambre que les riverains de la Mer baltique surnomment encore aujourd'hui "les larmes des oiseaux de mer". Les hommes ont toujours été fascinés par l'ambre auquel ils ont très tôt, attribué des pouvoirs magiques et quasi divins. Dès l'âge de...

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  • Many Russian Watch Companies

    I was looking for typical Russian watch in Vladivostok, and though there were also many Japan-imported watches, I found this. It was nostalgic Soviet design which is maybe boys like this design. around 600-800 rubles per watch

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