Russian town Tula was known for many years through history for a few things were told to be the best if bought from Tula. Those were "samovars" - Russian giant tea pots, "pryaniki" - Russian gingerbread and "pushka" - Russian cannons as well as many more Russian small arms, like rifles for example. With the
coming of modern times most of the traditional crafts become more and more forgotten but still they have some weapon factories and gingerbread bakeries there, so the legend still lives somehow. That's why one of the first points of interest which tourists have in Tula is arms museum.
In early 1930s without any licensing arrangements the Soviet engineers copied the first limousine car for the Communist party executives. In 1932 six limousines were copied off the American Buick 90L. However, later the factory production line was switched to producing caterpillar tractors,so the limousine business was shifted to Moscow Stalin Factory. ZIS-101 The car, based on the engine of the Buick and the body copied off the Cadillac, was given another non-poetic name, ZIS — 101. It also had Buick radiator bars. By
the beginning of the Second World War there were three huge car factories in the USSR. Despite the fact that the USSR already had its own highly educated and talented engineers, the very first post-war limousine ZIS-110 was also a copy of an obsolete American car. When making a decision about the launch of a new car, the engineers selected four models – Packard 180, Packard Clipper, Cadillac 75 and Cadillac 63. Stalin himself was to make the decision, and he picked the Packard 180.
Sometimes when one is invited to a wedding but he/she doesn't have any money for a present but still in mood to present something "heavy" then this is the idea. Traditionally, in Russia newly married couple waits for something useful as a wedding present.
Often this means they wait money or something that is hundred percent needed in the future household, like a washing machine or TV set. This time the present was really heavy, but people afraid that the newly married won't get it.