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From the Communist Party to Your Party ... Silver From the Kremlin's Private Collection

 Stunning Sterling Silver and 18K Gold Tableware
 Perfect for Holiday Entertaining!

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're looking for a way to impress friends and family this holiday season, set your table with actual sterling silver and 18-karat-gold-plated tableware from the Kremlin's private collection. Boris Yeltsin, president of the Russian Federation, has signed an executive order authorizing the sale of this stunning tableware, formerly used at Kremlin state dinners, to private collectors.

Sovietski Collection, a CA-based direct importer, has rescued these vintage treasures from top-secret Kremlin vaults, where they had languished for more than 20 years. (For a complimentary catalogue, call 800-442-0002 or see

"Finding these vintage artifacts is truly like uncovering a buried treasure," said Mitch Siegler, President of Sovietski Collection. "After several years of negotiations, President Yeltsin finally agreed to make these extraordinary pieces available to international collectors. We were thrilled to be the first foreigners allowed inside these secret Kremlin vaults."

The tableware, 20 to 40 years old, is crafted of .875 to .916 pure silver and accented with 18-karat gold vermeil. Many pieces are also ornamented with hot-baked enameling in the plique-a-jour style first developed by Peter Carl Faberge, jeweler to the Imperial Russian Court during the 19th century.

"Each piece bears the distinctive hammer and sickle markings of the former Soviet Union and, though used, is in excellent condition," said Siegler.

Until recently, this stunning tableware collection was stored in secret government vaults, deep beneath Red Square. Because of Russia's unfortunate economic situation, president Yeltsin finally decided to authorize the sale of pieces from the Kremlin's private collection to collectors of fine silverware and historical relics.

The collection includes enameled coffee and tea spoons, vodka and cognac cups, tea accoutrements (such as traditional Russian tea glass holders, sugar bowls, tea strainers, and cup and saucer sets) and serving pieces at prices ranging from $39 to $119. All pieces come hand-polished and gift-boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity and are sold subject to a 30-day money-back satisfaction guarantee.

Sovietski Collection is a leading U.S. direct importer and catalogue marketer of rare Russian and Soviet-era historical collectibles and fine gifts. To order pieces from the Kremlin silver collection or for a complimentary, 32-page, color catalogue, please call (800) 442-0002. International: (619) 294-2000. Fax: (619) 294-2500. Email:

SOURCE Sovietski Collection
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/NOTE TO EDITORS: Siegler available for interviews and color transparencies available./

/CONTACT: Fatemeh Khatibloo or Lynn Andrews of Sovietski Collection, 800-442-0002/

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