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Worldwide Ladies’s Day means a increase in flower gross sales in Russia – however some social media customers wish to showcase an even bigger bouquet

Russians who wish to impress their social media followers can now lease large bouquets of flowers for simply lengthy sufficient to snap an Instagram-worthy picture, it is reported.

Pop-up providers are promoting on social networks in preparation for Worldwide Ladies’s Day on eight March, a public vacation in Russia when girls are historically feted with flowers and different items. They’re providing 10 minutes with an unlimited bouquet – sufficient time to good one of the best angle and pose – earlier than the courier takes it again, the TJournal news website reports. One account is providing girls a fleeting go to from 101 roses for 700 roubles ($12; £10).

Posting selfies with large bouquets seemingly despatched by a boyfriend or secret admirer has been a development amongst Russian Instagram and VKontakte social community customers for a while.

The 360 TV website contacted the proprietor of 1 flower-rental Instagram account, who insisted his service was actual and had obtained many requests. He says the 10 minutes might be prolonged a bit of, however not indefinitely. “An important factor to keep away from is: ‘I will put some make up on and tidy up’ and all that’,” he says.

One other account that 360 TV contacted turned out to be a joke set as much as mock the brand new development, and there was loads of ridicule from Russians commenting on-line. “The key of a mysterious bunch of flowers from a stranger has been EXPOSED,” writes one particular person on Twitter. “That is the quintessence of contemporary values”, says an Instagram user, who suggests the same service aimed toward males: “A Rolex watch, two iPhones on the desk and a selfie taken in a Moscow workplace with a panoramic view.”

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