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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