What is your souvenir?
This is called a nevalyashka (meaning 'can't be overturned' in Russian. It's similar to the Weebles I played with as a kid. It's also similar to everyone's favorite - matryoshka (or nesting dolls). I like that these are a bit more rare, though. When I bought this one, I had never seen one before and I just loved it. I thought it was so pretty, and there are bells inside which added a little magic.
Where did you get your souvenir?
I bought this in 2003, when I was studying abroad in Volgograd, Russia. I wish I could remember how much I paid for it. Of all the souvenirs I bought during that trip (and that was a lot!) this is one of the few that didn't get stored away.
- I think these are pretty easy to find. My suggestion would be to buy your souvenirs in less touristy areas. Like I said, I got this in Volgograd and I'm sure it was much less expensive than if I had gotten it in Moscow.