Cyrus Farivar asks if it’s worth $70 to get this piece of historical (hysterical?) memorabilia: a figurine featuring a shirtless Vladimir Putin riding a bear over Russia. If he’s smart, he’ll cough up the money, and years from now, he’ll smile smugly when an appraiser on Antiques Roadshow puts a five-figure value on it.
If you find that you must have this piece of history, point your browser at this site and marvel at its stark beauty:
Here’s their pitch. It’s a Google translation, which is why it sounds like Boris and Natasha plotting to “makink beeg trouble for Moose and Squirrel”:
Statuette “Putin said at Medvedev”
Luxurious Figurine as the head of state who tamed forest brown bear standing on a segment of a great country, symbolizes the victory, the heroic strength and power. Bear has long been considered a symbol of immense Russia, represents courage, strength, courage and rage directed against enemies – this beast could not be better reflects the position of the nation and its principles.
Perfectly executed souvenir – a symbol of Russian fatalism, a symbol of the Russian people, walking through history has always fiercely, bravely, boldly and steadfastly. Statuette reflects the political position of the country, emphasizes its prowess, demonstrating courage of the Russian people, his heroism, rage and desire for achievements, for the protection of its own territory. Sold the original statue in a presentable box inscribed with the colors of the Russian flag and the phrase, President Putin said on one of the forums.
Souvenir is the exclusive, can act as a present a wonderful public servant, military, historians, politicians, boss, collector, patriot of his country, or any strong-willed, imperious and rebellious man who knows how to achieve your goals. This representative will be proud to take the statuette from you on a regular holiday every person from your environment. It not only decorate the interior of your home or office, stately be placed on the table, but will be the subject of conversations and arguments in your circle of friends, which further unify and strengthen your company.