Face For Sale: Where To Buy Matryoshkas In Moscow

Written by GUYS². Posted in Moscow Blog, The Moscow News

Matryoshka Where To Buy In Moscow

BACK Matryoshka Dolls are one of the most popular tourist's souvenir in Moscow. In this article you can find out whose faces you can see on matryoshkas and which ones are most popular amoung tourists who come to Moscow.


Salespeople say that mostly all the tourists do not like the matryoshkas with the faces of famous politicians even they've done something good for their countries. Nevertherless in the most souvenir shops of Izmailovo Flea market you can find matreshkas with Putin or Obama faces alongside with Merkel and Sarkozi. The most favourite matryoshkas with the faces of Russian or US Presidents but even they are sold not like traditional matryoshkas with the faces of Russian "baba".
Vladimir Putin
Inside: Eltsin, Gorbachev, Stalin, Lenin Price: 1 200RUB (40USD)
Barak Obama
Inside: Bush, Clinton, Reagan, Kennedy Price: 1 500RUB (50USD)
Nicholas II
Inside: Alexander III, Alexander II, Alexander I, Paul II, Catherine The Great, Peter I Price: 6 800RUB (225USD)
Muammar Gaddafi
Inside: Muammar Gaddafi Price: 700RUB (23USD)

Pop Stars

Quite often you can find the portraites of pop stars on matryoshkas. Not only ones who still live but those who were also popular long time ago: Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Rolling Stones etc.
lady Gaga
Inside: Lady Gaga Price: 450RUB (15USD)
Inside: Rihanna Price: 1 200RUB (40USD)

Sport Stars

These matryoshka that are extremely popular among tourists. Espessially if they can find the sport teams from their countries. The main "stars" among sport matryoshkas are the teams of American football but you can also find the faces of famous champions of figure skating or hokkey teams.
Boston College Eagles
Inside: Players Price: 1 600RUB (53USD)
Russian Soccer Players
Inside: Players Price: 1 600RUB (53USD)

Movie Stars

It could be hard to find movie stars among matryoshkas but children like to have as a toy matryoshkas with the cartoon heroes. You also can find matryoshkas with the heroes from such blockbasters as Star Wars or Avatar.
Star Wars
Inside: Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Price: 800RUB (27USD)
South Park
Inside: Stan, Cartman, Chef, Kyle, Timmy Price: 1 200RUB (40USD)

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