Boris Krasnov’s Giant Russian Dolls at Afimall City in Moscow

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artwork: Giant Matryoshka's (Russian Stacking Doll), designed by Boris Krasnov for the Russian National Exhibition in Paris in 2010. Courtesy Ria Novosti Agency, © Photo Oksana Kusova. The dolls are curently on view at the Afimall City complex in Moscow.


Moscow.- Moscow is currently hosting an exhibition of giant Russian Dolls, designed by scenographer Boris Krasnov. Ranging in height from 6-13m (19-42ft), each matryoshka (to give it its Russian name) repeats the shape of the famous and beloved Russian nesting dolls – a symbol of Russian culture. The dolls were created for, and represented Russia at the Russian National Exhibition in Paris in 2010. the dolls are curently on view at the Afimall City complex in Moscow.