Koka-Kora (Coca-Cola in Russian) for the Beijing 2008 Olympics

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Bill brought this odd can of Coke home today! Koka-Kona Koka-Kora Koka-Kola [see Kat's comments below] is Russian for Coca-Cola.

When I thought the spelling was Koka-Kona, I of course immediately thought Kona, Hawaii!

The can is 1 of 5 in the Coca-Cola Olympic Games Collector Series for the Beijing 2008 Olympics. I'm interested to see the other 4 in the series! I didn't take a photo of it, but the regular Coca-Cola logo is also on the can (as seen on the right side of the second photo).

[Update] In Russian, it is still Coca-Cola. A Russian cursive lowercase l and uppercase L looks like a lowercase n in our A-Z alphabet. The HTML character is л which is л.

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Sorry to dissapoint, but that "n" in kona is really a l. Yes, a Russian would pronounce Koka-Kola almost exactly the same as we would.

Hi, Kat - Hmmm, the letter doesn't look like an "l". I've discovered on other websites that it is Koka-Kora (so my "n" is still incorrect). You say the pronounciation is like Coca-Cola so is the "r" in Russian pronounced like an "l"?

Nope, it's an L, using a different alphabet. If your computer can view Russian fonts- I believe by default XP can (don't know about Vista yet), you can view the alphabet here:
http://www.pbs.org/weta/faceofrussia/reference/cyrillic.html

Lol I speak Russian. It's an "l"

are these worth anything??

Not yet.

I have a can of MASH beer. I bet its worth something. :P :):)

I had a friend with an original 6 pack of Cola from the 'Original' formulas. I'm sure that might be worth something, and might be illegal. LOL

As for collecting, a coke collector in 20 years might want to collect it if you hold on to it long enough. LOL

haha okay thanx
somebody already drank out of it tho... would it still be worth something?

i have 2 of the 5 can

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