These painted wooden stacking dolls are Russia's most popular souvenir. You can pick a classic design fashioned in the form of a festively dressed girl in traditional Russian garments or a more creative option, like one in the likeness of a politician, star or folk character.
Where to buy: Matryoshka dolls are sold practically everywhere, from airport shops to pedestrian underpasses in the city centre. One such store, Podarki i Suveniry (Gifts and Souvenirs), is conveniently situated near the Moscow Kremlin, at 5 Teatralnaya Square, bldg. 2