Nesting dolls depicting popular Russian fairytales are some of the most common but unique Matryoshkas in Russia. This type of nested dolls is often rather expensive and well-detailed.
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Traditional Russian nesting dolls make excellent collector's items. For more than a century, Russian artists have painted beloved folk tales on nesting dolls. Each Russian doll's charming and endearing features and "storybook" quality settings will enchant you, and of course, you can enjoy the story and stacking dolls with future generations of children in your family.
Most fairytale Russian dolls depict Ivan Tsarevitch.
Ivan is the central figure in Russian folklore. He often appears as the third son of either a peasant family or a king. Ivan Tsarevich's companions and adversaries are frequently mythical creatures like the magical gray wolf, the firebird, and other immortal beings. "Tsarevitch Ivan, the Firebird, and the Gray Wolf" is the most famous folktale featuring Ivan as the protagonist.
Other folktales about Ivan include Tsarevna the Frog Princess, The Sea Tsar and Vasilisa the Wise, "The Tale of Rejuvenating Apples and the Life Water, and The Death of Koschei the Immortal (also known as "Marya Morevna").
Morozko is a Russian fairy tale collected by Alexander Afanasyev in Narodnye russkie skazki (1855-63).
Once upon a time, a mother a daughter, whom she adored, and a stepdaughter, whom she despised. The mother tells her husband to abandon her stepdaughter in the cold fields and leave her to die, and he obeys. Morozko discovers her there; she is polite and friendly to him, and as a result, he gives her chest filled with lovely items and beautiful garments. After some time, her stepmother instructs her husband to return the girl's corpse to be buried. After a while, the family dog reports that the girl has returned, and she is beautiful and happy.
When the stepmother discovers what her stepdaughter has returned with, she instructs her husband to take her own daughter out into the fields. Unlike her stepdaughter, her daughter was rude to Morozko, and he freezes her to death. When her husband rushes out to retrieve her, the family dog informs him that the child has been buried. When the father returns the body, the mother sobs.