This is the original chrome plated Ukrainian Railroad Tea Glass Holder (podstakannik). It features the Monument to Duc de Richelieu in Odessa City, Ukraine. Duc de Richelieu (founder of Odessa City, Ukraine) on the front and detailed designs throughout. There is also a writing above the monument: "Odessa City Railroad" - "Одеська Зализниця". Now you can enjoy your favorite hot tea in the traditional manner, with this Ukrainian Tea Glass Holder.
To avoid the cracking of the glass when pouring boiling water in it, put a metal spoon in the glass to conduct away some of the heat.