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Russia: These Putin rings are selling like hot cakes!01:32

Russia: These Putin rings are selling like hot cakes!

Russian Federation, Moscow
January 24, 2015 at 19:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

The first batch of 'Putinversteher' rings, containing a hundred rings engraved with a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin, were sold out in just few days, said Gleb Krainik, one of the designers of the fashion brand in Moscow, Saturday.

Krainik came up with the idea of having the rings crafted, intending to give them as presents for his friends. He then decided to make the concept popular outside Russia and dubbed it with the German neologism 'Putinversteher' meaning 'Putin sympathiser.' The rings are made of 925 Sterling silver at a cost of 7,500 roubles (€100, $112) per unit.

The designer claimed that many people are looking for that kind of jewellery. Although most are from Russia, there are many customers from the US, Germany, Argentina and Ukraine as well.

The creators of the ring are planning to expand their brand with pens, bracelets, pins and are even thinking about creating watches.

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The first batch of 'Putinversteher' rings, containing a hundred rings engraved with a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin, were sold out in just few days, said Gleb Krainik, one of the designers of the fashion brand in Moscow, Saturday.

Krainik came up with the idea of having the rings crafted, intending to give them as presents for his friends. He then decided to make the concept popular outside Russia and dubbed it with the German neologism 'Putinversteher' meaning 'Putin sympathiser.' The rings are made of 925 Sterling silver at a cost of 7,500 roubles (€100, $112) per unit.

The designer claimed that many people are looking for that kind of jewellery. Although most are from Russia, there are many customers from the US, Germany, Argentina and Ukraine as well.

The creators of the ring are planning to expand their brand with pens, bracelets, pins and are even thinking about creating watches.

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