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Matryoshka dolls at the University viewpoint, Moscow 14th August 2007

2 Responses to “Matryoshka dolls at the University viewpoint, Moscow”

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    josef:

    Great colors..

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    Alex:

    Great shot! I know this place, was there 2 years ago. There is a fantastic view of Moscow city just behind the stall. Pity, it is impossible to show it on the same frame.

    Alex
    http://matryoshkastore.com

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Matryoshka dolls at the University viewpoint, Moscow

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The most popular souvenir -besides (fake)fur hats- are the little matryoshka or matrushka dolls. Produced since the end of the 19th century, the small dolls have from 4 up to more than 30 smaller dolls inside. Originally they represented the babushka’s (old women), nowadays commercialisation has changed it to Spiderman, Winnie de Pooh and Harry Potter. Also, as a result of the quick changes in presidents and the Perestrojka in the 80’s and 90’s a row of Russian presidents can be bought!

Taken at the small tourist market near the viewpoint close to the huge old University building, a favorite spot for weddings as well.

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