The event is in its 12th year and organisers say there is nothing like it anywhere else.
The trade fair of collectible toys features handcrafted teddy bears, and as the festive season approaches, there are even bear-themed Christmas tree decorations available.
“It is unique because it is the world’s largest specialised teddy bears exhibition, there are no such exhibitions anywhere else. This exhibition is all about bears and their friends – animals made in the teddy style,” says Svetlana Volina, Director of ‘Hello Teddy!’.
Prices for bears at the event range from 500 to 50,000 Roubles ($6.80 to $680), some toys being real pieces of art. Traditional teddy bears are constructed with glass eyes and fabric that is sewn together.
According to euronews