Croatian Firm Kisha Gifts Smart Umbrellas to President Putin in Thanks for World Cup Hospitality

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Slobodan Kadic

July 19, 2018 – What to do when you find yourself hosting the biggest sporting event in the world, watched by billions, and suddenly the heavens open? A generous gift to President Putin with a message of heartfelt thanks for a magnificent World Cup from a Croatian smart umbrella manufacturer. 

Croatia has had wonderful hospitality in Russia over the last month, a truly memorable period in the history of this tiny nation with a big heart which dared to dream. The Russian hospitality was outstanding and huge congratulations to all the organisers for putting on such an incredible event.

Thousands of Croats were there, and they were humbled at the friendship and warm welcome. It was perfect in every way… except for one tiny detail when the heavens opened at the end of the World Cup Final.


The sudden rain caught everyone off guard, and there was initially only one umbrella for President Putin. That is the problem with umbrellas – where to find them when you don’t expect you will need them?

All ended well and it was a wonderful occasion, and Croatia is truly thankful. French Prime Minister Macron and Croatian President Grabar-Kitarovic seemed not to notice the rain at such an emotional time after the final whistle. As a gesture of thanks for Russia’s warm hospitality in Russia, Kisha CEO Goran Candrlic and co-founder Andrija Colak have decided to send 10 of their Kisha smart umbrellas as a gift to President Putin, so that this unfortunate situation will not happen in the future. In addition to being very sturdy, the big advantage of these revolutionary Kisha umbrellas is that they come with GPS tracking, so you will always be able to find your umbrella at short notice, just in case you happen to have a President or Prime Minister standing next to you in the rain.

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Not only that, but the Kisha app will give you advance notice of any imminent rainfall, which could be quite useful when holding a major sporting event with billions tuning in from around the world, and world leaders standing at your side.

Russia you were magnificent. Heartfelt thanks from the Kisha team and all in Croatia.

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About Kisha smart umbrellas:

Yes, it’s happened to us all. But with Kisha, this will never happen (as romantic as it may be). The Kisha mobile app is built to protect you from the rain. Anytime & anywhere.

It reminds you when you leave it behind in any public place – just listen carefully to your smartphone. But Kisha doesn’t stop there. The app has a built-in weather forecast so it tells you whether to take it in the morning (or any other time of the day).


Advanced features help you create safe locations so that you don’t get bothered by notifications. If you lose your Kisha and don’t hear your phone, you can find it on a built-in map. Sweet & simple.

To learn more about Kisha umbrellas, visit the official website here.

Worried about taking your umbrella out on a windy day? See how Kisha performs in extreme weather.



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