Cool New Soviet KGB Vodka Flasks – Awesome Conversation Starters

So I was surfing one day and stumbled across these cool souvenir personal liquor flasks from Russia that hark back to the Soviet era.  They looked really cool in the photos and were brand new so I figured why not get one and check it out.  Thus, out came the credit card and I got one from worldgifts1 on eBay.  I should point out that a number of vendors are selling these and they all look the same.

The below are photos of my exact flask.  I actually bought two – one for myself and one for my buddy Scott.  They really are nicely done – the chrome plate is good and what really caught my eye is the coat of arms – the CCCP is the abbreviation of the Cyrllic words “Союз Советских Социалистических Республик” that translate as the Union of Soviety Socialist Republics.  The КГБ is the Cyrllic abbreviation for Комите́т госуда́рственной безопа́сности which translates as the Committee for State Security, which we better know as the KGB.

I bought this strictly as a novelty plus as a place to keep either vodka or, gasp, my beloved tequila.  I think I am in big trouble for the tequila comment 🙂  It’s definitely a cool conversation starter and you could put whatever drink you want in there of course.

At any rate, it arrived as you see above and is water tight.  I sloshed some soapy water around inside, rinsed it out several times and then let it dry and it was good to go.

In my opinion it is a good deal – sure you can get cheaper generic flasks but they scream “boozer” vs. being a conversation starter.  I’d recommend these and they do make flasks with other insignia too – I opted for the KGB one due to growing up during the Cold War and tons of spy movies.

World Gifts is not the only seller and while I suspect they are all being made at the factory, I can’t speak to the quality of other sellers’ products.  Below are flasks from eBay including stuff from a number of sellers and at the bottom I have a link to the KGB Flask as sold by World Gifts on Amazon.

Vintage Russian Military Stainless Flask Enamel USSR Crest & Lenin Bust Rare

$69.00
End Date: Monday Apr-1-2019 23:26:20 PDT
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RUSSIAN CCCP FLASK 8 OZ. STAINLESS STEEL DARK FAUX LEATHER

$15.00
End Date: Monday Apr-15-2019 23:43:57 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $15.00
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USSR Russian Army Original Flask Soviet Water Bottle Military Canteen + Case

$11.95
End Date: Tuesday Apr-9-2019 5:35:18 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $11.95
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Stainless Flask Canteen Russian Soviet Military Badge KGB CCCP USSR

$25.50
End Date: Saturday Mar-23-2019 23:06:53 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $25.50
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Russian Drinking Flask STAINLESS STEEL 6oz OLD BATTLE EMBLEM/ RED ARMY STATUE

$19.95
End Date: Wednesday Apr-17-2019 4:30:00 PDT
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6oz Russian Stainless Steel Drinking Flask KGB & CCCP Flag Emblem Made in Russia

$20.95
End Date: Wednesday Apr-10-2019 11:36:54 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $20.95
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Russian Pin Up Girls D10 Flask 8oz Stainless Steel Hip Drinking Whiskey Brandi

$12.95
End Date: Thursday Apr-11-2019 17:27:41 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.95
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Russian Flask 9oz

$20.00
End Date: Sunday Apr-14-2019 7:06:11 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $20.00
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VINTAGE RUSSIAN SAILOR AD SIGN STAINLESS STEEL 8oz FLASK D 273 USSR RUSSIA

$13.95
End Date: Sunday Apr-7-2019 11:19:34 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $13.95
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Russian Standard Vodka Flask 6 oz New Without Box - Rare

$10.95
End Date: Sunday Apr-14-2019 21:02:39 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $10.95
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2008 Collectible RUSSIAN Film Symposium HIP FLASK Stainless Steel

$9.99
End Date: Tuesday Mar-26-2019 20:06:43 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
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Russian Pin Up Girls D7 Flask 8oz Stainless Steel Hip Drinking Whiskey Brandi

$12.95
End Date: Thursday Apr-11-2019 17:08:59 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.95
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Russian Pin Up Girls D4 Flask 8oz Stainless Steel Hip Drinking Whiskey Brandi

$12.95
End Date: Thursday Apr-11-2019 16:55:57 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.95
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RUSSIAN STANDARD VODKA BRANDY WHISKEY FLASK 6OZ BRUSHED STAINLESS BRAND NEW RARE

$29.99
End Date: Friday Mar-29-2019 11:20:51 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $29.99
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8 oz Russian Stainless Steel Drinking FLASK RUSSIAN FLAG AND IMPERIAL EAGLE

$22.95
End Date: Friday Apr-5-2019 5:58:24 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $22.95
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7oz Stainless Steel Liquor Hip Flask Coat of Arms of Russia Russian Eagle

$14.99
End Date: Thursday Apr-4-2019 16:30:22 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $14.99
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RUSSIAN 8 OZ STAINLESS FLASK-USSR SOVIET MILITARY BADGE-GUARDIA LENIN BUST

$34.95
End Date: Friday Apr-12-2019 15:19:23 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $34.95
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Russian Pin Up Girls D6 Flask 8oz Stainless Steel Hip Drinking Whiskey Brandi

$12.95
End Date: Thursday Apr-11-2019 17:06:14 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.95
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Russian Military Stainless Flask - NEW - Enamel USSR Crest & Lenin Bust - Rare

$85.00
End Date: Friday Mar-22-2019 11:39:11 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $85.00
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