Nasty horrible dolls. Why are monsters popular?
Debate about the dangers and benefits of Barbie dolls and the like barely had time to resound; parents and psychologists are still arguing about whether to give girls into the…

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What do we know about Russian wooden toys?
In Russia, poteshki, so called in those days toys, most often made of clay and wood. The doll is one of the first toys of antiquity. But time does not…

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How do adults play dolls?
Favorite toys of all little girls, and sometimes boys, were, are and always will be dolls. Times change, and dolls change too. In place of the rag dolls, pink-cheeked plastic…

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Where did the matryoshka come from?

Many consider this wooden toy, which is at the same time a subject, and sometimes a piece of folk art, exclusively Russian.
Among those who were interested in the history of the appearance of nesting dolls, there is a widespread version that their production was started in the 1890s, after the figure of the sage Fukurum was brought to the “Child education” workshop founded by the philanthropist Savva Mamontov. Continue reading

Who is Barbara Millicent Roberts?

This person has become one of the symbols of the 20th century. She is beautiful, has a chic wardrobe, which can be the envy of the most demanding socialite. She has houses, cars, yachts. Her first profession is a model.

But she has succeeded in more than 80 areas – from a rock star and a paleontologist to a presidential candidate! Continue reading

Do modern children play paper dolls?

One day, buying something at the newsstand, I noticed a bright envelope with a doll painted on it and the inscription “Marina”. Memories from childhood immediately surfaced in my head – a cardboard doll Masha and a bunch of paper dresses! “Really, do they still play with such dolls now?” I wondered with surprise. Continue reading

The phenomenon of a Barbie doll. Do not send a revolutionary to retire?
Our beauty has grown old - this year she turned 50. Still good and slender, still popular, vrazhina. But I would rustle her to retire - our beauty has already…

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What do we know about Russian wooden toys?
In Russia, poteshki, so called in those days toys, most often made of clay and wood. The doll is one of the first toys of antiquity. But time does not…

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Where is the dolls house? In Petrozavodsk!
Yes, yes - the house of dolls is here, in the capital of Karelia. Honestly! Without any deception. This house even has a postal address - La Rochelle Embankment, 13.…

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What do adults play?
The choice of profession, and even more so a hobby, cannot always be explained logically. Why does a respectable man with a mustache devote himself to carving wooden horses, and…

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