What do they take?
The top 3 Russian purchases by the Chinese include amber, fur products and jewelry. They call amber northern gold and believe in its healing properties. Tourists from the Celestial Empire take bracelets, earrings, pendants from this stone, purchase caskets, figurines, and small interior items. In China, it is believed that we have very favorable prices for furs and jewelry. Their products are much more expensive.
The Chinese are rather indifferent to confectionery: they can buy a bag of Alenka chocolates as an exotic, and that's it. They are little lovers of sweets. But a couple of bottles of Russian vodka will definitely be taken. Beluga is especially popular. But they take it not to drink, but for gifts.
The Chinese are grateful customers of souvenir shops. They are actively buying up expensive nesting dolls, Orenburg shawls, hats with earflaps in crazy colors, painted dishes.
Finally, another group of Russian goods in demand is cosmetics. The Chinese buy skin care products abroad because they have high tariffs in their country. They like Russian cosmetics for the optimal price-quality ratio: some tourists spend up to 30% of their vacation budget on it.
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