Russian amber sellers hope World Cup shines a light on ‘Baltic gold’

Dogs made of amber are pictured at a flea market during FIFA World Cup in Kaliningrad, Russia, June 17, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Files

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Soccer fans travelling to Kaliningrad, one of Russia’s 11 World Cup host cities, could strike gold on its nearby Baltic Sea beach resorts. Amber, known locally as ‘Baltic gold’, is often found washed up on the region’s seafront. Hunting for the precious stones, formed by the hardening of tree resin over thousands […]

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