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Anestis explains that this matryoshka doll belongs to his mother, who brought it with her from Russia, namely Crimea, when she left for Greece, 20 years ago.

We visit every summer, except for last year, because of covid and this year, because of the war. I’ve been to Russia many times, we have our own house there, with a garden, and I also have a lot of friends, and we play football or, if there is a car, we go to the beach, it’s 15 minutes away.

Anestis explains that he found the matryoshka doll at his mother’s shop, which has items from Russia.

This is called matryoshka, but everyone here calls it babushka. Matryoshka comes from the word for mother, babushka is the grandmother, but I think they call it that only here, in Greece. The figures are the mother, the daughter, the granddaughter, the great-granddaughter and the great-great-granddaughter.


Creator of object:
Place / Country of creation:
Russia (Crimea)
Year / Era of creation:
Anestis Tsanaklidis
Type / Description of object:
Matryoshka doll
Object route:
Russia (Crimea) – Greece (Tavros)
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