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One of my favorites from Moscow

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 Aug 2006 - 1:10 PM
Focal Length:28mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Babuschkas
Username:HBJ HBJ
Uploaded:7 Dec 2011 - 2:28 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom965 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2011 - 2:41 PM

Good memories. Traditionally the matrioshka was symbolic of the continuation of the female line, every woman has a bit of her mother, a bit of her grandmother etc inside her. The old rose design that you can still see top left here is a fertility symbol. Makes the political matrioshki that bit more significant.
I bought a political matrioshka in Moscow, on the Sparrow Hills, in May 1991. It had Yeltsin on the outside. The matrioshka-makers are always the first to sense the smoke signals. That was three months before he came to power... My Russian friends were scared when they saw it and made me hide it.
I see they still have Putin dolls, I wonder how long they will last.
Now it's tourist tat, there's even one with the Queen Mum, heaven help Mother Russia!
A lot of social history, and food for thought here.
Moira

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HBJ
HBJ e2 Member 2HBJ vcard Sweden
7 Dec 2011 - 2:56 PM

I have a couple of these dolls at home which are presents from Russian friends - guess what you find when you open them - vodka. In the photo you find people from around the world: politicians, athlets....

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103999 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2011 - 6:06 PM

At least Frank Lampard has fans in Russia GrinGrin

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cabmanstu
cabmanstu  2 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2011 - 6:34 PM

Great shot !

Stu

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TONKSPHOTO
7 Dec 2011 - 10:09 PM

Had to be sharp great shot.......John

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