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Matryoshka dolls

Matryoshka dolls

Russian dolls are the most famous souvenir from Russia, and indeed a symbol of Russia. They consist of a set of wooden dolls (anywhere between three and even 50 or more!) in decreasing sizes that nest inside each other. In Russian they are known as matryoshka dolls

Sweets “Pomadka”

Sweets “Pomadka”

Pomadka are probably the most famous sweet made in Samara. Made of sugar, milk, condensed milk, cream, and water it’s a 100% local sweet. Pomadka is the perfect sweet to bear the long and cold Samarian winter

Gingerbread

Gingerbread

This traditional biscuit bread is made in a mould to give it a pattern or to form a shape and inside it is filled with jam or condensed milk. They come in all shapes and sizes, and even giant commemorative ones have been made on special occasions

Headscarf  “Platok” from Pavlopassad

Headscarf “Platok” from Pavlopassad

Since the ancient time you can find headscarfs in Russia. If their uses today is connected to the orthodox religion, the “Platok” remain an important accessory that you will find in every Russian ladies’ dressing. The finest one are made in Pavlopassad

Russian Chocolate

Russian Chocolate

Thanks to the USSR chocolate became available for every one. Now, It is everywhere: desert, snack or to go with the tea. You will find hundreds of tastes: from the sweetest (Alionka) to the darkest (O'Zera, 97,7%). You may find in Samara our local made chocolate “Rossia” (Russia)

Space food

Space food

The Soviet space program was the world most extraordinary space program. Today, in Russia, it’s possible to buy the food the astronauts eat in orbit: the space food. It’s probably the most convenient and fastest way to have your diner… In a tube!

Ceramics

Ceramics

Pumping clay into moulds makes the ceramics. This is then fired in a kiln before being painted and glazed and then fired again. Today, the most popular ceramics are white and blue (from Gzhe), created using cobalt