Who are we?
My name is Anton, and I am the person who created this small web site on which you are now. I have been doing music since I was 5 years old. I am a laureate of several international competitions, and I have a higher musical education - Gnesins College of Music and the Institute of Modern Arts.
In 2000, when eBay first appeared in Russia, I registered my account under the funny name PUPSISHNUPSI, which I used for shopping for the first time. A little later, I had an idea to make my own eBay store that would offer visitors Russian folk instruments - balalaikas and domras of the highest quality produced by the best legendary Russian luthiers. Back then, I decided not to change the store name PUPSISHNUPSI.
Many years have passed since then, many of the musicians playing in professional and amateur orchestras around the world have my balalaikas and domras. Balalaikas and domras bought from me are in many private collections. For those who simply love Russian Folk Music who would like to have balalaika or domra of concert level at home, I can find exactly what you might be looking for.
My father Alexander Tsygankov helps me with the realization of my idea. He is an incredible musician and composer, laureate of international competitions and the award of the President of the Russian Federation. The man who knows everything about the Russian domra and balalaika and Russian folk music. My dad is a professor at the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music, as well as Quality Expert at the Tchaikovsky Combine, a factory that produces Russian folk instruments.
We always carefully evaluate all the instruments we offer; we choose only the best of the good. We have warm, friendly relations with luthiers of balalaika and domra (balalaika and domra luthiers) with whom we cooperate and we always ask our luthiers to use only the best wood and materials for the production of our instruments.
We pay special attention to the sound of the instrument - after all, a person who buys Russian balalaikas and domras is located in another country and does not have the opportunity to listen to their sound before buying. Be sure that the musical instruments that you buy from us sound at the same high level as the famous folk musician's instruments. Many of our customers have become our friends and regular customers, we want our balalaikas and domras to please you every day.
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