Penguins (Пингвины) Nesting Dolls. Penguins have long been charming and captivating creatures. Add them to a nesting doll and you usually get one big "Aaawwww"! Penguins live almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere and spend half of their lives in water and the other half on land. This set of penguin matryoshkas were painted by one artist in Russia (who signed her name to the bottom of the first doll). A nice touch is the red top hat. 5 nest, 5" down to 1¼".