One of the joys of traveling is finding unusual treasures that you typically can’t buy at home. Whether your travels take you to other states in the U.S. or traveling internationally, the chance to find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts is exhilarating. Tr...

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Posted in Russian Souvenirs by Arina Anashkina

Icons from The Russian Store

The tradition of crafting Icons in Russia goes back a long time. Apparently it all began sometime around the year 988 A.D. It was then that Orthodox Christians occupied much of Russia, and they took their religion and their art very seriously. There ...

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Posted in Russian Souvenirs by Arina Anashkina

Porcelain Dolls, Russian Style

Porcelain Dolls from The Russian Store

 

Porcelain is a ceramic material created from clay and water. The mixture is molded and then heated at temperature above 2,000 F. Usually in order to create a more realistic skin tone the color is added to porcelain. If there’s no color added and th...

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Posted in Russian Souvenirs by Arina Anashkina

Russian Kitchen

Zhostovo Trays & Tea Glass Holders

About Russian Zhostovo Platters & Trays

The people of the Zhostovo village have been involved in harnessing their skill of making decorative trays for over 150 years. The trays carry brilliant images of bouquets, gard...

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Posted in Russian Souvenirs by Arina Anashkina

Thimbles! Information & Factoids

Russian Finift Thimbles

Finift thimbles from The Russian Store are little artworks to use for sewing, collecting, or display… Our beautiful Finift thimbles come directly from Russia to The Russian Store’s warehouse in Arizona. Finift has been around f...

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Posted in Russian Souvenirs by Lindsey Mae

Wooden Toys from Russia

Russian children’s toys have been made in the village of Bogorodskoe (near Moscow) for over 600 years. A great piece of folk art, and a mesmerizing toy, each one was handmade using traditions passed down through time. And in a time when technology ru...

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