Uzhhorod Ukrainian Nesting Doll. 3 nest, 4" to 2". Near fine condition. 1 only, as shown.
This scarce doll was made in the mid to late 1980's at the Uzhgorod Mechanical Plant named after the XXV Congress of the CPSU (Ужгородский Механический Завод им XXV Съезда КПСС). The factory made furniture and, as a sideline, matryoshka dolls.
Uzhhorod (У́жгород) is an ancient settlement, now city, in western Ukraine. It is located in the heart of Zakarpattia at the foot of the majestic Carpathian Mountains and situated along the Uzh River just east of the Slovak border. It was under Hungarian control from the 11th to the late 17th century, until it became a possession of the Austrian Habsburgs. It then passed to Czechoslovakia in 1919, to Hungary in 1938, and to the Soviet Union during World War II. It is often called the "window to Europe" Its population is predominantly Ukrainian, with large numbers of Russians and Hungarians.