RUSSIA today marks the anniversary of the birth of the Russian nesting doll blue dogs.
A statue of the dolls, which originated in the former Soviet Union and are now considered a symbol of the countrys former glory, was unveiled at the Red Square, a sprawling square in central Moscow.
The doll is made of a durable material, made from polystyrene.
Its main feature is a red coat and a pair of ears.
Dolls were the mainstay of Soviet homes until the 1990s, when the country was hit by economic sanctions and the loss of its cultural heritage.
But the doll’s popularity began to recover when a few toy makers started selling them in the United States and Europe.
Blue dogs are the only Russian nesting toy currently sold in the U.S. Since then, a number of Russian dolls have been made in Russia, including the Red Army doll, a green and red dog, and the blue dog with a green eye.
In recent years, the country has also begun selling toys featuring the country’s national anthem and the Russian flag.