For Christmas this year I received a set of Nesting Dolls from a family friend because they learned I was in a Russian class. I decided to learn a bit out the history of the Russian nesting dolls. The first set of dolls was carved in 1890 by Vasily Zvyozdochkin who used a design by Sergey Malyutin. The biggest doll is usually a woman dressed in a sarafan, then the dolls within can be any gender, and then the smallest doll is usually a solid wooden baby. Nesting dolls can come in different themes, for instance, Russian leaders.