How to Find Your Ushanka Hat Size

During the harsh Winter season there’s no bigger priority than warmth, and when it comes to keeping warm there’s nothing better than an authentic Russian ushanka hat. However, your whimsical hat with ear flaps isn’t going to be much help if it’s not...

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About Khokhloma

The Timeless Golden Art

It is instantly recognizable, its design featuring a barrage of berries, swirls of golden leaves, and an assortment of birds, complemented by freehand brushstrokes; Its the art of Russian Khokhloma, and it’s popularity as a Ru...

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How Much is My Nesting Doll Worth?

It is a popular question… but a hard one to answer specifically. Many people will ask something like, “well I have this really old nesting doll that I acquired through my Russian grandmother and it sort of looks like this…” Unfortunately, with just a...

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How To Open Your Nesting Dolls

A step-by-step guide with video

So, you’ve acquired a Russian Nesting Doll, hopefully from The Russian Store, and you’ve brought it home, only to pose the question to yourself, “How exactly do I open this thing?” Well we’re here to help you out, with ...

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The History of Nesting Dolls

Open up a piece of Russian culture

Known by many names: nesting dolls, matryoshka dolls, babushka dolls, nested dolls, stacking dolls, Russian Nesting Dolls have captured the attention of children, adults, doll enthusiasts, and art collectors across t...

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