Giant Nesting Doll Too Big For A Plane!

Russia's 2016 Olympic Team Delays A Flight Due To A Giant Nesting Doll

According to Patrick Reevell of ABC News, "A flight carrying part of Russia’s Olympic team back to Moscow from Brazil was delayed for hours by a giant Russian nesting doll that was...

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Posted in Nesting Dolls by Lindsey Mae

Borscht! Two Ways

We collected two recipes – one simple, one complex – for you to use as a guide in making your own borscht.

Easy Russian Borscht (from cooks.com)

Simple Borscht Ingredients:

  • 6 to 7 grated beets
  • 2 lg. onions, grated
  • 4 or 5 carrots, grated
  • 1 head cabb...
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Posted in Russian Food by Arina Anashkina

Russian Beet Salad

In the Winter we warm up with a bowl full of Borscht… in the Summer we keep cool with delicious Russian Beet Salad!

It makes a great appetizer for Russian dinner parties and a unique dish to bring to any pot-luck party or Summer picnic gathering.

It ca...

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Posted in Russian Food by Arina Anashkina

Oh No! My Babushka is Broken.

Uh-Oh! Your beloved Matryoshka isn’t perfect? Is it a bit too tight or a bit too loose? Perhaps it has a dreadful crack in the wood? Don’t worry, here is information on repairing a nesting doll…

How to Fix a Nesting Doll

Here at The Russian Store, we d...

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Posted in Nesting Dolls by Arina Anashkina

Transcendental Turquoise

Some geologists and historians place the mining of turquoise by humans to have first occurred nearly 9,000 years ago! With that much history behind it, the turquoise stone carries with it quite a bit of lore…

Turquoise Myths & Healing Properties

One of...

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Posted in Turquoise Jewelry by Arina Anashkina

Russian Fairytale: Puss in Boots

Russian: Кот в сапогах, Kot v sapogakh

A very long ago in one village there lived an old miller with his three sons. When he felt his death coming, he left to his sons a heritage: The mill fell to the elder brother’s lot, a donkey came down to the mid...

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Posted in Russian Fairytales by Arina Anashkina

Bonnie Cheney - Artist - Peoria, AZ

"Our Nest is Blessed" A modern artist's nesting doll project.

Bonnie Cheney

Bonnie Cheney of Peoria, Arizona has been an artist of many different mediums since the age of 12,
but there is one medium in-particular that she has fallen in "fun-love" with:

Alcohol Ink. ...

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Posted in Arizona Artists by Lindsey Mae

2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

Yay! Russia will host thier first Winter Olympics (and Paralympics) in 2014 in beautiful Sochi, located in Krasnodar Krai and nestled next to the Black Sea. This resort town olympic site will be divided into two major areas: the coastal cluster and t...

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Posted in Russian Fun by Arina Anashkina

Russian Fairytale: The Snow Maiden

Russian: Снегурочка, Snegurochka

Very, very long ago in an Old Russian village there lived an old couple: the woodcutter and his wife. They barely made the ends meet, owing to the old man who cut logs in the forest and carried them into the nearest to...

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Posted in Russian Fairytales by Arina Anashkina

Nesting Dolls Make a Great Gift Idea

Nesting Dolls are not just great decorations, or toys, they also have that great balance of charm, and mystery. Most people know what a Nesting Doll is, but they might call it a Matryoshka, Stacking Doll, Russian Doll, Wooden Doll, or even "One of th...

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Posted in Nesting Dolls by Arina Anashkina
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