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St. Petersburg => Shopping and souvenirs in St. Petersburg => Topic started by: Mariria on January 19, 2009, 11:01:53 PM

Title: Food & Drink: New electric Samovars
Post by: Mariria on January 19, 2009, 11:01:53 PM
[center]New electric Samovars[/center]

Various shops, this one is at Media Market, a big chain store found around Europe and Russia.

This is a BEKO Electronic Samovar, the first modern plastic and electric Samovar for sale in Russia

About $100

Near Pionerskaya metro
at Ramstor Pionerskaya
Title: Re: Food & Drink: New electric Samovars
Post by: HowardDikinson on November 04, 2010, 11:41:04 AM
They are considered icons of Russian tea culture. Providing sufficient water to serve tea to a family or larger gathering of friends, samovars became an essential part of Russian life both in the home as well as in establishments serving tea.

They also became a traditional fixture in Russian trains that traveled long distances, such as the Trans-Siberian Railway. Today, samovars are found in museums and antique shops, popular among those interested in Russian culture.

       
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