This post highlights some of our most popular, fun, interesting, and unique shares that took place on The Russian Store’s Facebook page. Now you can see some of the greatest Russian things all in one little post, instead of scrolling through years of posts.

Nine fantastic Russian themed photos:

1. Hot-Air Matryoshka

A magnificent hot air balloon shaped just like a traditional Red Roses matryoshka nesting doll from Russia! Everyone loves this photo! :)

Matryoshka Nesting Doll Shaped Hot Air Balloon


2. Do you Google?

This beautiful illustration was done by a young Russian artist for Doodle-for-Google. It is one of many lovely interpretations done for the contest in 2012, which was the first year it was hosted in Russia. The contest's theme was "My City. My Country." By Anastasia Nelaeva of Olenegorsk.

Russian Style Doodle-For-Google


3. Barbie is so nice...

Ms. Matryoshka – "Barbie let me borrow her Ferrari! Who wants to go for a ride?"

Russian Nesting Doll in Barbie's Car


4. Want to go to the opera?

The best Russian ad ever? Created by Scholz & Friends Berlin and released in June 2005.

Opera Ad with Nesting Doll


5. McCaviar anyone?

You wont find anything like this in the US! Many European countries have tried this sort of thing, with fast food lobster burgers and such, but they never stick around too long.

Caviar Burger


6. Vodka anyone?

An impressive matryoshka style bar. Painted beautifully, just like those nesting dolls.

Matryoshka theme bar


7. The most beautiful port-a-potties

Khokhloma style toilet; making the dirty deed a little bit nicer!

Khokhloma style port-a-potties


8. Russian kitty!

Pallas’s cat, also called the manul, is a small wild cat found in the likes of Russia and Central Asia. Pallas’s cat was named after the German naturalist Peter Simon Pallas, who first described the species in 1776 under the binomial Felis manul.

Pallas's Cat


9. The coolest cement mixer.

Our FB fans really liked this one!

Nesting doll style real cement mixer


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About the author

Lindsey Mae is freelance artist who enjoys writing fun blog posts for and The Russian Store.