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A matryoshka doll also known as a Russian nesting doll, Stacking dolls, is a set of wooden dools of decreasing size placed one inside another. The name "matryoshka", literally "little matron", is a form of Russian female first name "Matryona" or "Matriosha".
The matryoshka doll is a symbol of Russia and its culture. It is truly a doll—a child's plaything—but it began its history just over 100 years ago as a highly collectible art form. A set of matryoshkas consists of a wooden figure which separates, top from bottom, to reveal a smaller figure of the same sort inside, which has, in turn, another figure inside of it, and so on.
The word “Matryoshka” is among the top 5 words strongly associated with Russia. Only few Russian words were borrowed by the languages of the world unchanged; Matryoshka is one of them. Despite the fact that the word is hard to pronounce, different spellings can be met in English texts: “Matrioshka”, “Matreshka”, “Matreoschka” or even “Matrushka”. At the same time, there are other references to Matryoshkas: babushka dolls or nesting dolls.