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Russian Traditions has been in business for 19 years and we have been blessed enough to have a thriving retail location in beautiful Laguna Beach, CA since 2007. We are very proud to have established over many years a long lasting working relationship with many very talented artists who live and work in small towns throughout Central Russia. Art is universal and everyone loves nesting dolls.

My wife, Raquel, is such an animal lover that she wanted to have her first dog, Jasmine, painted on a nesting doll. Then she thought, we should paint all dog breeds on nesting dolls, so every dog has a chance to be a Rock Star! She tries to hide her enthusiasm when someone comes into our shop thinking we won’t have their breed and is so happy to see them get so excited when they see that we have their dog hand painted on a nesting doll. We are now happy parents to a boxer dog named Laila and proudly show her pictures to our guests. We have the largest collection of dog breeds on Russian Nesting Dolls. But wait… we have cat breeds and wildlife, too. Our goal is to represent all animals. We are also committed to continue to carry a large variety of traditional nesting dolls, lacquer boxes, orthodox icons, samovars, amber jewelry, Russian porcelain and Khokhloma items.

Thank you to our return customers from all over the world and welcome to our new customers. We love talking to you, sharing stories and hearing about your travels.

Sincerely,
Pavel, Raquel and Laila

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