Friday Object Lesson has now been going for a whole year. I started with Soviet sugar lumps and their wrapping, so to come full circle, I end the year with a candy wrapper from the Mu-Mu restaurant chain, acquired during one of my research trips in the past five years.
I am not sure that I have enough bric-a-brac to do another entire year of Friday objects, so this is perhaps a good time to bring this feature to an end. I am considering what might be a suitable replacement.
The fourth in my series of soccer-related objects is this CSKA (Central Army Sports Club) Moscow scarf. This week CSKA tied 1-1 with Manchester United in the Champions League.
This week’s object is the third in my series of soccer-related items: a Spartak Moscow hat.
Second in my series of soccer-related objects is this Zenit St Petersburg jersey bought by my son when visiting Russia’s preeminent northern city this August. Zenit are the current champions of the Russian Premier League.
My Friday objects for October will all be soccer-related (football-related for Brits). First up is a Lokomotiv Moscow Scarf. Lokomotiv won the Russian Cup in 2015, beating Kuban Krasnodar 3-1 in the final.
Apropos of nothing in particular, this week’s object is a Lenin badge that I bought in the Soviet Union back in 1987.
Several Septembers ago, I visited Vladivostok, where I bought this week’s object: a mug showing various sites of the city, including a mixture of Imperial, Soviet, and modern structures.