Each country and nation tries to let the entire world know their traditions and history. One of the methods is spreading of the traditional souvenirs popular among all visitors-foreigners and travelers all over the world. Each country has something special that symbolizes it and discovers this country for people from different areas of the world. One of the vivid examples of the country with very famous and various souvenirs is
The most popular Russian souvenir is considered to be matryoshka. This toy inherited its name from the girl's name Matryona that was one of the commonest during the centuries. The peculiarity of this doll-toy is a set of little matryoshka hidden inside. The number of these little inside dolls is 2-28 but there are also phenomena of 48 and 60 dolls inside. In contrast to western ideals, Russian matryoshka presents plump, stout, rosy cheek young women that were health and ready to help their husband bringing up many children.
Another example of nice Russian souvenir is wooden egg which history runs back to Russian Royal Families that owned the collection of eggs made by genius Karl Faberge.
The tradition of Russian tea drinking found its embodiment in souvenir samovar that was an integral attribute of tea drinking long time although some Russian people still keep this tradition. From the beginning of this device and tea drinking itself was connected with severe Russian climate.
Another sample of Russian wooden souvenirs are lacquer painted boxes. The technique of their painting got its development in the beginning of 20th century. The theme of depictions tells foreigners about Russian history nature and people. The most widespread colors used in such boxes are red and black.
But it is obvious also that some of the most popular souvenirs are Russian souvenir jewelry. It is easy to explain: the quality of this kind of souvenirs is very high; they are mostly hand-made and unique samples. Finift jewelry and amber Russian jewelry are famous all over the world. The discovery of such unique material as amber took place many thousands ago. Huge quantity of this sun stone was found not far from