Tag Archives: Russian

No Eurovision?!

But I had a favorite already picked out to vote for!

Climbing Clown

On our recent trip to Estonia, I left my family in a small shop filled mostly with Russian souvenirs and trinkets, which went along well with the very Russian man running the shop.

While I was off trying to find cash so my son could buy a Russian hat, the proprietor started trying to sell things to my husband. Though there were no Christmas decorations anywhere in the store, there was a small mechanical Santa Claus that would climb up and down a chain near the cash register.

The man asked in a thick Russian accent, “You want buy Climbing Clown?” referring to the climbing Santa Claus.  “This Climbing Clown. You like? You buy!”

I guess he calls it Climbing Clown until December, because it just wouldn’t make sense to sell a Christmas item in November. Pretty clever guy. Luckily, I showed up just in time to substitute the hat for the “Climbing Clown” purchase.

climbing clown

Tea

I came across a box of Russian tea the other day.  I thought, “Hmm…. what makes this tea Russian?”  So I looked at the description which said, “tea with citrus flavors.”  Well that makes sense, because when I think of citrus fruits, I think Russia.

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