A very interesting video, although I wish they would have shown more of what was at the fair.
For millionaire Russians, a Western-style existence is no longer a dream, although if you watch this video, the fair had items like diamond encrusted saucepans (really?) with 270 stones, one of four in existence, and that seems a bit over the top to me.
Or maybe I’m just not bourgeois enough.
Western-style consumption is definitely coveted by many who don’t have much (look at our huge homes that we call “tiny” and new cars we call ‘old’ after a year!), but putting diamonds on everything doesn’t mean it’s luxurious or Western-style. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a diamond-encrusted saucepan on sale here.
Besides, people who want to act and feel rich don’t cook!!!
They eat out and have personal chefs who make them delicious meals on a whim (oh wait, I think BF fits that bill )
I just hope they don’t go the way of overspending on credit and causing another collapse.