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Izmailovo Kremlin in Moscow
Gingerbread-like complex in the Old Russian style provides a dozen of unusual museums and souvenir workshops.
Christian Tin Miniature
Christian tin miniature is a modern type of Christian decorative and applied art of creating miniature sculptures. The handicraft appeared in the late 20th century in Russia in the midst of revival of the Russian Orthodox Church after communistic persecutions.
Kholuy Miniature Painting
Kholuy miniature painting is a Russian folk handicraft that developed in Kholuy Village of the Ivanovo Region. It is a type of lacquered miniature painted in tempera on papier-mâché items, such as caskets, boxes, jugs, needle cases, etc.
Russian Handicrafts Souvenir Gifts with Feeling
Russia has always been rich in resourceful masters able to invent the ways of bringing beauty and miracle into mundane living and ordinary household things. The realm of Russian folk handicrafts, which are actually the best gift souvenirs one can find in Russia, is multicoloured and varied; anyone can chose something to ones liking.
From Russia with Fake? Find Authentic Souvenirs!
Russian Folk Arts and Crafts, embodying original artistic traditions of multi-national Russia and centuries-long experience of aesthetic perception, undoubtedly make an integral part of world culture. Today there is a growing interest in revived craftsmanship traditions both in Russia and abroad.
Pavlovoposadski Print Shawls
Print Shawls produced in Pavlovski-Posad town are a unique phenomenon of Russian culture and are often perceived as one of the national symbols of Russia. Both Russians and foreigners have always highly estimated traditional Pavlovo-Posadski print shawls. They appeal with the multicolored palette, finest elaboration of floral ornaments, thorough drawing of every flower, among which the rose is a favourite and a sort of a symbol of the Pavlovo-Posadski kerchiefs.
Orenburg Downy Shawls
These beautiful and cozy, light and warm hand-knitted shawls of fine down are among the popular symbols of Russia. The downy wool of Orenburg goats is the finest in the world: it is only 16-18 micrometers, while angora goats wool (mohair) is 22 to 24 micrometers thick. This is why Orenburg downy knitted items shawls and gossamers - are especially gentle and soft.
Ural Malachite
Few Russian gems are considered to be undoubtedly better than their foreign analogues. Few gems have their own patron. It is widely known that the best malachite was produced in the Urals.
Khokhloma Painting
Khokhloma is a traditional folk Russian handicraft that appeared in the 17th century in villages under Nizhni Novgorod. One of the most famous kinds of folk Russian decorative painting, it is used in creation of splendid ornate wooden tableware and furniture.
Fedoskino Miniature Painting
Fedoskino miniature is one of the types of traditional lacquered miniature painting. Painting is made in oils on papier-mache articles. This handicraft was developed in the late 18th century in the Fedoskino Settlement under Moscow.
Rostov Finift Russian Enamel Painting
It is the radiance, brilliance, and unfading colours that attract to finift: the painted designs shine in the milk-white enamel surface as if oozing from its depth. Painting on enamel, being a very complicated decorative art, has always been esteemed on a par with precious stones.
Palekh Miniature
One can hardly believe that these fairytale-like paintings on lacquered black caskets, which seem to be popular exemplars of something old-Russian, in some way owe their appearance to the notorious revolution of 1917. Let alone the centuries-long icon-painting tradition of Palekh masters, of course.
Wooden Bogorodskoe Toys
Two wooden figurines, a man and a bear as two blacksmiths at work once you pull the toys plank, they start hammering on the anvil in a funny way. These amusing toys, known in Russia for more than three centuries, have long become the main handicraft of the Bogorodskoe village, one of the most famous centres of wood carving tradition in Russia.
Dymkovo Toys
Colourful Dymkovo figurines, whistles among them, represent the most famous and one of the oldest clay handicrafts of Russia.
Nesting Doll Named Matryoshka
The nesting dolls, known as matryoshki have long conquered hearts of lovers of folk toys and original souvenirs all over the world. Matryoshka brings together the art of masters and enormous love of the Russian national culture.


Faberge Jeweler House to Resume Production of Easter Eggs after 93 years of Break
The Faberge Jeweler House, which ceased to exist after the October Revolution of 1917, is revived and renews production of the famous Easter eggs.

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