Vasily Zvyozdochkin

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Zvyozdochkin at work

Vasily Petrovich Zvyozdochkin (Russian: Василий Петрович Звёздочкин) (1876–1956) was a Russian turning craftsman, wood carver and doll maker. He is credited with making the first Russian matryoshka doll (painted by Sergey Malyutin) in 1890.

The original matryoshka by Zvyozdochkin and Malyutin