Moscow, March 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Based on a romantic pop hit from Soviet times, a Kazakh man has ordered one million red roses for his wife on International Women’s Day that will be observed Thursday.
The man had a spat with his wife and sought to make up to her, according to the Express-K.kz news website.
The order for one million Dutch-grown roses was placed with a florist in Kyzylorda city in Kazakhstan and is to be delivered Thursday.
Local prices for roses on International Women’s Day ranged from 500 to 2,000 Tenge ($3 to $13) per flower, which means the one-million order could cost the caring husband between $3 million and $13 million.
The “Million Roses” song was popularised by Soviet pop diva Alla Pugacheva in 1982.
The song, which tells a story of an artist trying to win a woman’s heart through the gift of flowers, sold over six million copies as a single.