It may sound surprising, but big cities around the world have Russian supermarkets: Taste of Russia in Brooklyn, The Gourmanoff store in Brighton Beach; The Arbat store in Budapest, Rossia Supermarkt in Berlin... just use your search enginge to help you find one near you! And you can find a wide range of the most unexpected goods there, just a few examples: sunflower seeds, vareniki dumplings, Russian ice cream, tvorog cottage cheese and of course caviar!
Read more in our food guide here.
Russia is not associated with top fashion. However, such Russian fashion designers as Gosha Rubchinskiy are famous around the world and their clothing is available for sale in many countries (there are four shops in New York alone!). Outlaw Moscow, MIR Stores, Krakatau, these are only a few brands worth paying attention to.
Here is our guide to some new fashion companies from Russia and where to buy them.
Tired of the same recognized brands? Well, there are several Russian companies that produce incredible watches with designs that absolutely have nothing in common with anything you’ve seen before. Raketa factory has 300 years of history, Poljot and Slava are inspired by Soviet times, while Chaykin is the son of Russia's most highly lauded watchmaker.
Read our guide on the best Russian watches here.
Russia has a range of beauty products and brands available for buying in multiple online shops around the world. Babushka Agafia, Natura Siberica, Organic Shop, Velvet Hands, Pure Line is only a short list of Russian cosmetics brands which are made from organic (and even vegan) ingredients from wild herbs and flowers, birch juice and other traditional components.
Read more about the variety of Russian beauty brands here.
Want to drink coffee from a cup designed by Kazimir Malevich? The Imperial Porcelain Factory is producing statuettes, dishes and tea sets of multiple designs and thematics. In Soviet times the factory continued working as the Leningrad Porcelain Factory and produced ‘propaganda porcelain’ designed by the best avant-garde artists of the 1920. In 2017 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, the factory reissued these items and they are available for purchase. Shops of Russian porcelain are located in many countries, and are also available for online purchase.
Read more about the history of the factory here.
Russian goldsmiths today are less well known than Faberge was. However, they create incredible items and are awarded with the most prestigious international prizes. Each of them has their own unique style and use a variety of precious metals and stones. Discover more companies here. Unusual rings, bracelets and earrings from Dagestani designer German Kabirski are worn even by such A-list celebrities as Kylie Jenner and Selena Gomez.
Find out more jewelry brands from Russia here.
Forget IKEA! Russian designers have what you want instead! Furniture, interior decoration, flower pots, posters, fabrics, cozy candles, pottery and other design items that are handmade by the most talented local craftsmen.
Find more brands with global shipping here.
If you are a fan of Moscow, then these souvenirs definitely deserve your attention. The brightest merchandise were created by the enthusiastic company ‘Heart of Moscow’ which aims to make tourists fall in love with Moscow. Pins, T-shirts, bags, mugs, socks - everything has a nice minimalistic design and the sign of a heart on it.
Available for international delivery - heartofmoscow.ru
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