Where to find Rus­sian dolls

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An­nushka Rus­sian Dolls in Lin­coln sells Matr yoshka from the orig­i­nal Se­menov fac­tor y in west Rus­sia.They’re hand painted and come in sets of up to 20 pieces. Char­ac­ter sets are also for sale: a chuck­ling Santa Claus set, for in­stance. matr yoshkarus­sian­dolls.co.uk In Moscow, one of the best places to pick up Matr yoshka is the iconic Iz­maylovsky Mar­ket. You’ll find ver­i­ta­ble armies of nested dolls in all imag­in­able hues, shapes and sizes lined up on tiered stalls. Pre­pare to hag­gle. lone­ly­planet.com/rus­sia/ moscow/shop­ping If you’re into su­perla­tives, the world’s big­gest sin­gle Matr yoshka is a mon­strous 30 me­tres tall and it stands in the north­east­ern Chi­nese city of Manzhouli, in In­ner Mon­go­lia. It’s or­bited by 200 smaller Matr yoshka. lone­ly­planet.com/china/ in­ner- mon­go­lia

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