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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.

8 oz. Stainless Hip Flask Canteen w/ Russian Soviet Military Badge KGB CCCP USSR

$19.79
End Date: Tuesday Jul-31-2018 14:41:50 PDT
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Vintage? Russian? CCCP Flask Unused Displayed Only Estate Find

$15.00
End Date: Sunday Jul-29-2018 3:00:34 PDT
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Russian Letter Pattern 9OZ Stainless Steel Hip Flask

$8.99
End Date: Friday Aug-17-2018 23:40:41 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $8.99
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8oz Portable Stainless Steel Hip Flask Russian National Emblem Pattern

$8.99
End Date: Saturday Aug-18-2018 1:17:37 PDT
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8 oz. Stainless Hip Flask Canteen w/ Russian Soviet Military Badge KGB CCCP USSR

$19.79
End Date: Tuesday Jul-31-2018 14:55:46 PDT
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8 oz. Stainless Hip Flask Canteen w/ Russian Soviet Military Badge KGB CCCP USSR

$19.79
End Date: Monday Jul-30-2018 15:57:48 PDT
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VINTAGE USSR Russian Military Stainless Flask - CCCP-

$15.00
End Date: Friday Aug-10-2018 14:03:00 PDT
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RUSSIAN CCCP VODKA WHISKEY HIP FLASK 8 OZ. STAINLESS STEEL DARK FAUX LEATHER

$7.65
End Date: Friday Aug-3-2018 5:12:16 PDT
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USSR (CCCP) Russian 1950s? Commemorative Tank/Military Flask

$14.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Jul-21-2018 12:55:49 PDT
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Collectible Russian CCCP Insignia Stainless Steel Flask

$12.99
End Date: Tuesday Jul-24-2018 19:00:42 PDT
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8 oz. Stainless Steel Alcohol and Spirits Flask Canteen w/Russian Soviet Military Army Badge KGB USSR CCCP

Made in Russia, this curved drinking flask makes a great gift. Latched screw top and decorated with 2 Soviet Era badges. Suitable for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Soviet/Russian Army/KGB souvenir – stainless steel Flask 8 oz. Military collectibles and Military Memorabilia

Features:

  • Stainless Steel Drinking flask 8 oz. for Vodka, Cognac,Whiskey, Scotch, etc.
  • 5″L x 3.75″W x 1″
  • Russian Military badges KGB
  • Faux Leather Wrap
  • Suitable for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks

List Price: $21.99 USD
New From: $21.99 USD In Stock

Video: Ostfront 1987: Walther WA-2000 vs SVD Dragunov from InRangeTV

 

 

This 30:11 long video had me seriously drooling.  You have Ian McCollum from Forgotten Weapons and Karl Kasarda from InRangeTV squaring off on targets.  Ian is firing a rare German Walther WA-2000 sniper rifle in .300 Win Mag and Karl is shooting the Russian 7.62x54R SVD Dragunov.  They role play a bit and take this back to the Eastern Front of 1987.  I think both rifles are amazing and both presenters do a great job.  It’s very cool to see what the rifles can actually do vs. armchair myth.  Kudos to both men!

 


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The Official Soviet SVD Manual (Paperback)

Designed by noted firearms designer Evgeniy Fedorovich Dragunov to operate under the most extreme climatic and combat situations, the SVD was the first Russian rifle designed from scratch specifically for sniping. This translation of the official SVD manual contains complete operating instructions.

By (author): U.S.S.R. Army, U.S. Army Translation by Maj. James F. Gebhardt

List Price: $20.00
New From: $176.42 USD In Stock
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Video: Rocket Surgery: Inside the Russian Nikonov AN94 by Forgotten Weapons

     

The Russian AN94 Nikonov is a rather bizarre rifle that is often described as complex and expensive.  Just those words alone should make you realize the rifle is a hard departure from the relatively simple and inexpensive Kalashnikov design maxims.  I have been hoping to see a more thorough breakdown of the AN94 and Ian of Forgotten Weapons does just that.  This is a great video released April 11, 2017.  You definitely should check it out as he does a great job taking the rifle down and explaining how it operates.  When I saw the pulley, cable and extra sub-assemblies required to do the two round burst, I just shook my head.  Time will tell how rugged it really is.

 


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