The Russian troika, or three-horse sleigh, has evolved as a symbol of Russian folk culture, and adds yet one more dimension of Russian flavor to this piece. Each of the top four dolls presents a unique view of the sleigh-pulling troika of horses. This is jingle bells as the Russians know it! The snowy winter scenes remind us of Doctor Zhivago and scenes from War and Peace. The gold foil kokoshnik and attentive hand painting on this doll elevate it to one of the nicest dolls in its class, our attempt to please the discerning collector. You can tell that its lovely from the picture, but wait until you hold it in your hand!