St. PetersburgÂs transformation into a center of Russian political academic and cultural life began on May 27 1703 when Czar Peter I founded the city as a grand capital for his expanding empire.Now you can get your very own St. Petersburg souvenir without leaving home! This 5 piece doll set features landmarks of St. Petersburg Russia: The Savior on the Spilt Blood Cathedral Smolny Cathedral Fortress of Peter and Paul Dvortsovaya Square and Kazansky Cathedral.Production Techniques: Hand Painting/ Decoupage. This doll was carved in the Upper Volga region.. Our artists first hand paint the background then apply various detailed elements such as faces which we print on a very thin vinyl adhesive. Such elements are reproduced original works of art we make specifically for nesting doll design. It is the artistÂs magic brush that blends the two forms of artwork together into a unified piece. Finally we baptize each doll in multiple layers of non-toxic water-based lacquer to make a marvelous matryoshka that will delight children and collectors. The bottom of the largest doll gets stamped with ÂMade in RussiaÂ mark of quality initialed by the artist and dated like a true collectible. We can only hope you will give it a good home.