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I bought this most unusual set in Moscow some years ago. I was looking for a full set of Russian Presidents which included both Chernyenko and Andropov and the only one I could find was this. The faces are not painted but are a sort of transfer.
The doll itself is not painted either but is a decoupage of old Russian banknotes. Even more interesting is that original Russian coins have been set into the wood of the first five dolls. The artist explained to me that when he made the first doll in this style there were problems about the use of the banknotes and that eventually he was given special permission to use old notes which are no longer legal tender. He also doesnt sign the dolls as he says that if any problems develop he doesn want to be traced by his name on the base of the doll.