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When talking about presents or souvenirs from Russia, this is really a must, something tipical from Russia.

The Matryoshka, also known as Babushka or Russian nested doll, is made by a set of dolls which size decrease the deep you go inside the doll, in fact they are one inside eachother.

The name Matryoshka is a derivative of the first Russian female name, Matryona, that was a really popular name among people in old Russia.
Matryona is related to the Latin "mater", Mother.

The more dolls you have one inside oeachother, the more the external doll is big, the can be incredibly big.
Paintings on the dolls are often hand made (of course those are the most "expensive" and the most beautiful).

Different colours, themes and sizes are so available, you just have to make your choice

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  • Written Mar 11, 2009
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