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The balalaika, quintessential Russian folk instrument, makes a perfect form for a music box playing Katyusha, a favorite Russian tune. The balalaika shape inspires us to think of the Russian folk soul, as does the winter troika, or 3-horse sleigh, decorating the front of the box. Turn the key of the musical element hidden within to hear it play the folk melody "Katyusha" and imagine yourself on a jingle-bells ride through the snowy countryside of deep Russian winter. This decorative wooden balalaika music box features a scene that might remind you of Dr. Zhivago or War and Peace. The back is colorfully decorated, too, blending decoupage elements with hand painted frills. Made in Sergiev Posad, Russia, by a small group of artisan entrepreneurs. Bright Blue; 9.5" tall x 6" wide x 3" deep. Will it be the most unusual music box in your collection?