The Russians have listed gifts that they would not like to receive for the New Year. Reported by RIA News…
For 8 percent of respondents, the most unsuccessful New Year gifts were items of clothing. At the same time, men complained about this three times more often than women.
4 percent of respondents named New Year’s souvenirs – candles, key rings, figurines and magnets – as unwanted gifts. Sweets, chocolate or cake were considered unsuccessful presentations by 3 percent of Russians, the same number were against cosmetics and perfumery.
A significant part (18 percent) of the respondents named isolated variants of unsuccessful gifts, among which were a hookah for a non-smoker, flippers, an adjustable wrench, a ballpoint pen and even a live rat. And 24 percent of respondents called the absence of a gift the worst New Year’s surprise.
In 2019, a resident of Norway sent a New Year’s gift to a Russian woman by mail, which included 300 tablets of the prescription drug bupropion for the treatment of depression. Customs decided that the drug contained derivatives of the illicit drug ephedrone. The recipient was detained and a criminal case was opened against her