Hi, there have been a couple of good recent posts on Russian stoves. Hunterbug has produced some great photos, and our new Russian CCS member, Alex L, has provided valuable information on Russian stoves. I have had one of the "Primus Touristy", Optimus 8R Clones, for several years and have recently taken some pictures of it. I have included some photos of an Optimus 8R for comparison: Above is the "Primus Touristy" in its case. Alex L. says these stoves were made by the machine manufacturing company, im. Chernyshova, in Moscow until the 1990s: On opening the case you are confronted with a "Bubble Gum Pink" fuel funnel. I guess these would be hard to lose as there is no way they would merge into the background! Pictured above is the control Knob for regulating the burner and cleaning the jet of the stove. My daughter provided this translation: "Прочистить means 'clean thoroughly,' which is a bit odd. Зажечь, however, has the more logical meaning of "ignite" or "turn up." Make of this as you will." Here are some shots of the Russian stove in operation. It is a good stove, easy to Prime, (I use alcohol), powerful and controllable. There follows a photo of the Russian Clone, on the right, alongside the Optimus 8R Original, on the left of the picture. You will see they are of almost identical dimensions and very similar in general appearance. Best Regards, Kerophile.