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    Moscow Shoppers Enjoy Antiques at Tishinskaya Square


    by NTDTelevision

    Although referred to as a flea market, the shopping area at Tishinskaya Square in Moscow is more like an antique trade fair, or even a unique art project. Knowledgeable collectors sell age-old things to discerning Moscow customers.

    [Ernest Haim, Antique Collector]:
    "In principle, the price is not important to me - up to ten thousand rubles, you can find a good enough interesting old thing."

    Ernest is a connoisseur of things from the past. He has already managed to get silver sugar tongs and a few pieces of jewelry. Now he has decided to buy an antique clock as a gift.

    [Ernest Haim, Antique Collector]:
    "Old jewelers seemed to be more talented, with a deeper understanding of art. Therefore, they were more accomplished.”

    Vintage jewelry, sunglasses and hats are just some of the accessories from the nineteenth and twentieth century. Items from the United States are especially popular. Here's a perfume - the dream of all the Soviet women - Chanel No. 5. It costs three and a half thousand rubles here - much cheaper than modern perfumes. But it was also produced in the eighties.

    [Irina Bokova, Private Collector]:
    "Old flavors are yet another story. They are deeper. They are based on natural oils without any chemical additives. It was not a huge streaming production. They were small, usually limited editions."

    Another symbol of femininity of the twentieth century is the ballerina Galina Ulanova. This is the "Dying Swan", a Russian porcelain figurine of the fifties. Here it costs about 25 thousand rubles.

    And unlike traditional flea markets, you are unlikely to get too many bargains – the owners value their collection too much.

    NTD, Moscow, Russia