Item 2008.005.11.005 - Set of Matrioshkas painted with Soviet political figures

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Set of Matrioshkas painted with Soviet political figures

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2008.005.11.005

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1 set of Matrioshka dolls : painted wood; 18 x 8 x 8 cm

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Painted wooden nesting or Matrioshkas dolls of Russian Communist leaders. Mikhail Gorbachev is the first and largest doll, inside which in succession are the leaders: Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev, Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. Five dolls in total. The bottom of each doll has an inscription: the number 15. The Gorbachev doll has "Perestroika" written next to a hammer and sickle on a red sash that Gorbachev is wearing. The Brezhnev doll is wearing army medals and decorations. The Khrushchev doll is holding an ear of corn. The Stalin doll is holding a tobacco pipe. The Lenin doll is wearing tha red bow and is holding the Soviet newspaper Truth.

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Inscription on bottom of each doll handwritten in pen is the number 15

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