It may seem strange, but Matryoshka
dolls are a 1)________________________ (относительно) RELATIVE
new phenomenon. They appeared in
1899 in the town of Sergiev Posad. The
2)______________________ idea was brought to Russia WONDER
from Japan by merchants (купцы).
But village artists adopted them very
3_________________________) and made them into a QUICK
great variety of shapes. They were designed
as toys for children of 4)______________________________ DIFFER
Some dolls depicted families in
5)__________________________ costumes, later they became NATION
characters from various tales and
novels, political figures, animals.
Matryoshka is a beautiful 6)_____________________________ RUSSIA
souvenir. This 7) __________________________doll decorates WOOD
any place. You can see lots of them in the
Toy Museum in Sergiev Posad and also
buy them in shops.