Welcome to the Unique Soviet Souvenir and Relic Website!  My name is Donald Kakretz, and I am committed to bringing together the finest selection of original items from the former Soviet Union for both the novice and advanced collector.  I am American and have traveled extensively in Ukraine and Russia, and have established a network of overseas suppliers, which enable me to bring to you many unique and highly collectible items.  My instructions to my suppliers is simple; send us only GENUINE Soviet items in the FINEST CONDITION!  We will neither accept nor sell Junk.

    The story of the Soviet Union is an interesting and ironic one to say the least.  Born in a revolution and a civil war, it was dissolved by the signing of a paper on Christmas Day in 1991.  In the past six years, we have seen Soviet Militaria go from highly priced, to extremely reasonable.  But as history has taught us, this will not last forever.  In fact, several factors tell us that prices may soon be going up again.  First, in Russia itself, so many Orders and Medals have left the country, that there is a shortage of certain items and so prices of some Orders and Medals are rising.  Second, as the Russian economy has recovered, more Russian collectors have entered the market, causing competition for the already scarce items.  Lastly, more effective enforcement of the already on the books ban on the export of Soviet Militaria has driven prices up.

    In short, if you are looking for a fascinating hobby with the prospect for an appreciation in the value of your collection, now is the time to take a good look at what is available.  Many thanks to Alexei Merezhko for introducing me to Soviet Militaria, and for his advice and friendship.  If you have any questions, please contact me by Email at ussr@empacc.net or call us M-F between 6 pm and 10 pm EST at (607) 546-7700.   DoSviDonya and happy collecting.

                                                                                            Donald Kakretz

                                                                     UNIQUE SOVIET SOUVENIRS AND RELICS
                                                                     P.O. Box 722
                                                                     Burdett, NY 14818 USA
                                                                     Phone: (607) 546-7700   M-F, 6 pm - 10 pm EST

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