Russia is one of the most attractive countries in the world for centuries. Moscow, the capital city, is known for being an amazing shopping center. It is also known for being expensive, but you just need to be careful about where to buy. ‘What should I buy?’ is a confusing question, do not worry. (: We compiled several things that you should buy from Moscow, let’s check together!
Matryoshka dolls are made for mental development for children but they became a symbol for Russia by time. It would be a good memory for you and a good gift for your friends that you can buy from Moscow. They usually produce them 3-15 pieces, because Russian people think that odd numbers bring them luck.
Pavlovo Posad Shawl
The second thing that you should buy from Moscow is famous Pavlovo Posad shawls. They look pretty elegant and you can wear them both with your nightdresses and summer clothes. You should buy wooly ones to stay warm in winter, and silk ones to stay cool in summer. You can check them here if you want.
Palekh and Fedoskino Lacquer Boxes
These lacquer boxes are one of the most useful and lovely things that you may buy from Moscow. They are all handcraft and take hours to complete one. They are a bit expensive but believe me it is worth to buy.
When we say Russia, the first thing we will imagine is vodka. I think you have to buy some vodka from Moskow. (: Russian Standard, Smirnoff, Stolichnaya are just three of them.
Kvass is another local drink you should buy from Moscow. It is not an alcoholic drink. Russian people usually consume that in summer because it is a refreshing beverage. It is mostly made from bread.
As a hint; if you see signboard like ‘Kommissionny Magazin’ you should definitely take a look at inside. There are second-hand clothes and goods from expensive brands.