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Brianskie Koltsa
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Another derivative of the hungarian rings produced in the USSR.

  • Inventor: Unknown
  • Mechanism: Hungarian Rings
  • Patents: Unknown
  • Producer: USSR
  • Year: 1985
  • Original Price: $3.33 USD
  • Current Price: No Data

This puzzle resembles strongly the Figure Eight (please refer to the seperate entry): The pieces look identical and there are two openings at the sides which enable the moves. But the number of the beads make it equivalent to hungarian rings.
This one has embossed writing on the body given it a name: "Брянские кольца" or "Brianskie Koltsa" or "Brjansk Rings" after the town where it was made. On the front left is and emblem of Moscow Youth festival which took place in 1985. Therefore I assume it was produced alongside the festival flowers.
Unlike the better known Hungarian Rings it uses small plastic cylinders instead of marbles.
The original price is based on the official exchange rate (0.6 rubels per dollar) although in socialist time this was completely theoretical. The price (in rubels) is printed on the back of the puzzle.

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