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    Russian nesting doll or "Matryoshka" doll, was called after a woman' s name "Matryona", which was very popular in Russia in 18th-19th centuries. One of the major reasons of its popularity was the root Matra in the word, which in old Russian means "Gender". After the nesting doll appeared as a toy it was dedicated to Matryona, who quickly began symbolizing Russian Woman, who worked hard in the household, catering the children and guests. Russian Matryoshka nesting doll soon became also a symbol of Russian family, Russian village, Russian Land.