Matryoshka Cheburashka is only 4 cm/1-2/3" tall but the set consists of 5 pieces, the smallest doll about few millimeters tall, this is very hard to make such small wooden form with very thin walls. As well it was hard to paint such small nesting dolls with small details.
This nesting doll describes famous Soviet animated "Adventures of Krokodil Gena" (1969) by Roman Kachanov on motives of story written by Soviet writer Eduard Uspensky. Cheburashka is a legendary Russian classic cartoon character.
The nesting doll was painted with tempera paints and finished with glossy lacquer