A massive haul of red caviar worth 13m roubles ($470,000) was stolen from a lorry in Moscow during the New Year festivities, Russian media report.
Caviar is usually a must for Russian New Year celebrations
The lorry containing 22 tons of caviar was parked in south-west Moscow while its owner was celebrating the New Year.
The owner, an unnamed Russian businessman, only returned to check his cargo on 2 January.
The criminals managed to penetrate the guarded parking lot and break the locks on the lorry, police discovered.
They unloaded and took away all 845 cans of caviar.
A standard small 140-gram tin of red caviar costs 200 roubles ($7).
Caviar is a feature of most Russian dinner tables at New Year - the most popular and widely celebrated holiday in the country.
Russians usually enjoy a long break running from New Year's Eve until just after the Orthodox Christmas on 7 January.