Mystery present - anyone understand the Cyrillic alphabet?

PicidaePicidae RutlandPosts: 276
I’ll bet someone can help.

Our wonderful Italian friends, who seem convinced we do not have food shops in England and i don’t disabuse them, have sent us again a massive box of goodies. I can understand prosecco, tortone, panettone etc but can anyone help with this? Pilchards, caviar? The tin is about 4” across.



  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 12,950
    Ukranian sprats in oil.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Muddle-UpMuddle-Up Posts: 12,059
    Aberdeenshire, NE Scotland 🌞
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 22,436
    That's very fishy..... ;)
    Why not just open it?  :)
    There's a gypsy down on Bleecker Street
    I went in to see her as a kind of joke
    And she lit a candle for my love luck
    And eighteen bucks went up in smoke

  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 1,607
    Cat food :#
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 12,950
    Sterilized Ukrainian sprats in oil.

    The alphabet is Ukrainian

    and it says sprats in oil

    and there is a drawing of some sprats.

    The tin looks a bit rusty.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • PicidaePicidae RutlandPosts: 276
    Thank you everyone.

    How strange. Two bottles of fine wine, two panettone, three boxes of chocolates, two wrapped presents ... and a tin of Ukrainian sprats in oil. I can only assume it is. Christmas present for the cats. They’ll be pleased.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 14,101
    Cats don't do well on fish tehse days.  It has high levels of arsenic which they can't metabolise so it knckers their kidneys.   Any cat owner will know that most cats that get to about 15 or 16 and start having kidney probelms.   Our new pair receive meat-based food only and occasional treats of cheese............
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • PicidaePicidae RutlandPosts: 276
    Thank you for the advice Obelixx. I’ll raise it with my neighbour who’s a vet.
  • PicidaePicidae RutlandPosts: 276
    Free to a good home - one (slightly rusty) jar of sprats in oil.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 12,950
    Leave it on a park bench somewhere...

    Sorry, that joke was in extremely poor taste. It’s been a long and very testing day.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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