Mordva (Мордовия) Matryoshka Small Bottle Holder. This vintage small bottle holder, or box, is very unusual in our experience. "Made in USSR" stamp on the bottom. Touch of wear, otherwise in like new condition, 7". 1 only, as shown.
The Republic of Mordovia, or Mordvinia, has been a federal republic of Russia since 1994. When this doll was made - in the late 1980s - Mordovia had been part of the Soviet Union since the 1930s and was known as Mordovian Autonomous Socialist Soviet Republic (Mordovian ASSR). The republic is located in the eastern part of Russia. The Mordvins are predominantly Christian and are related to the Mari and the Finns.