a recent purchase on e bay from a Russian seller realfolkart, which was well described on the bay, no surprise issues when it was received. so I was perfectly happy. King is 6cm wide at the base and jut over 7 inches high so a real beast!
this set probably dates from ww2 (a total guess) and was received with no original box . the big chunky pieces are fun to handle . these Russian monsters psst ( not mobsters ) exist on the bay , and if these sets have any appeal , with the favourable dollar rate are worth consideration.
to illustrate the size of this set I placed the chessmen on a club sized board .
it looks as if I will need to look for a bigger board for this set in the future or even make one .