This chrome and steel samovar was made in 1990. It was factory supplied with an electric coil and electrical cord suitable for use with the common 110 volts outlet. The samovar is over 30 years old and was made in Tula. It has been tested and works. However, it does get very HOT! (Would not pass OSHA muster, that's for sure!). If you decide to use it, please wear oven mittens when opening the top (or better: let it cool down before opening the top) and monitor it closely. Don't let it stay plugged in too long. And be sure the water covers the coil completely whenever it is plugged in. It takes about 50 minutes to heat cold water. Alternately, you can put hot water in it then heat it further. Gently used condition, the chrome is patinated somewhat, but can probably be cleaned to a brilliant shine. It looks fine, though. All pieces are intact and sound. About 13½" tall.
How to make tea with a samovar: a one minute video