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Don’t You just hate those Russian Matryoshka Dolls?
They’re just so full of themselves!

The matryoshka dolls, also known as Russian nesting dolls, were first made in 1890 by Vasily Zvyozdochkin (1876-1956). The name literally means “little matron,” and is a diminutive form of Russian female given name “Matryona” or “Matriosha.”

There was a great matryoshka gag in Waynovision back in 2016.

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