Mini Yoscar Ola Matryoshka. Yoshkar-Ola (Yoscar-Ola) is a Russian city and the capital of the Mari El Republic. The name literally means Red City in the language of the Mari. These dolls were sometimes referred to as Marijaha dolls. The dolls are tightly nested and painted in bright, primary colors. These Yoshkar-Ola Maidens are 4 nested with a barely legible "Made in USSR" purple stamp on the first doll. Made in the 1980's. 1¼" down to very tiny. Suitable for doll house display. Very good condition. 1 only, as shown.