I am in St Petersburg, Russia today and tomorrow. More about that later.
The number one souvenir might be Russian nesting dolls. They are pretty. But I vowed many years ago to quit collecting crap. No disrespect to anyone who collects things. My SIL collects these dolls. I would prefer to spend my money on travel instead of stuff.
That being said, I am feeling strangely drawn to these dolls. So far I have resisted because I know in 5-10 years I am likely to get rid of it.
I did quickly snap this picture of an Obama nesting doll. The girl dolls are much prettier.
I will admit to buying a replica Faberge egg. I wonder what I will do with it in 5-10 years? It is beautiful!