The Best Russian Books in English

Forget War and Peace: this blog offers reviews of fun and interesting Russian books in English, links to their Amazon pages, interviews with new and upcoming Russian authors, with the emphasis on Russian genre fiction: LitRPG, science fiction, fantasy, thrillers, romance, mystery and other popular reads.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Russian/Ukrainian Treasures: A Christmas Tree Decoration Factory

Hi guys,

I came across these links as I researched my yet another next article on the history of Christmas in Russia and I absolutely have to show you this! A filmed story - or rather, what looks like two independently made stories - about what seems to be the same place: the Klavdievskaya factory of Christmas ornaments in Kiiv, Ukraine. Aww, you've got to see how this Christmas beauty is made!

Both come from English, the daily updated site that stores gazillions of Russian and Soviet photos in its themed archives. is the place to study Russia's history and culture and marvel at various period-related trivia.


Christmas Tree Decoration Factory

Klavdievskaya Factory of Christmas Tree Decorations

This is the factory:

And this is the produce: