The first Russian nesting doll turned by Vassily Zvezdochkin and painted by Sergey Malyutin was eight: the girl with a black rooster was followed by a boy, then a girl again and so on. All figurines were different from each other, and the last, the eighth, was depicted as a swaddled baby.

The exact date is unknown but usually called the end of the 19th century, although there is mention and 1900, when the matryoshka won recognition at the world exhibition in Paris and there were orders for its production abroad.

Why is the original wooden doll was called “matryoshka”? Almost unanimously all researchers refer to the fact that this name is derived from the female name Matrona, widespread in Russia: “the Name Matryona comes from the Latin Matrona, which means “noble woman”, the Church has been written by the Matron.

There is a belief that if you put a note with a wish inside the doll, it will come true, and the more labor invested in the doll, the more pieces contans the painted dolls, the faster the wish will come true. The nesting doll is warm and cozy in the house.


Faberge style eggs and pendants represented in our store are designed and created in a StPetersburg jewelry company F-Style. They make a wide range of products in traditional Russian style: Easter eggs, musical eggs, boxes, picture frames, caskets for jewelry, pendants, and other gifts represent beauty and grace, as well as the history and culture of our country.  All these souvenirs are made in the traditional techniques of Russian enamel art – the technique started in the 19th century world-renowned jewelry house of Carl Faberge.

All things are done by masters of applied and decorative arts with respect for traditional techniques. The production process includes many stages, each of which the master achieves perfection. In the process of production are used high – quality materials, jewelry alloys of base metal, colored enamel, Swarovski crystals .The Souvenirs that are created by our masters embody not only the traditional Russian technique of enamel, but also innovative solutions to contemporary applied arts.

Modern Easter eggs are the original phenomenon in the Russian artistic culture of the late twentieth century. They’re a sign of the living free art search. Easter eggs in the author’s performance can be divided into several thematic groups: religious, landscape architecture, a landscape, literary, jewelry-adorned decorated with various ornaments.

The art of traditional and modern decoration of Easter eggs is a whole world, bright touches to the living image of Russia.


All the icons we sell in our store are sanctified by the Russian Orthodox Church. They are designed and created at the Russian enterprise “Sofrino”, the main and official producer of  ecclesiastical objects in Russia. This is a unique enterprise that has not analogues neither in our country nor abroad. Workers of the Patriarchal plant contribute to the revival of Orthodoxy, Russian spirituality, taking care the churches and monasteries had everything they needed for Worship.

Today the products of “Sofrino”are recognized and appreciated all over the world: in Greece and in Cyprus, in the United States of America and in the UK, in Finland and in France, in Germany and in Spain, in Israel and in Canada. Visitors of international exhibitions just can’t tear their eyes from the best examples of Church art.