Here are few photo of one “traditional” Russian souvenir – “Matryoshka” also called as “Nested Doll”, “Russian dolls”, “Babushka” and so on…
But very original, as you can see. This is “Nested ammo-doll”. Big image is here
That was invented and designed by Vladislav N. Dvoryaninov in 1994, despite the fact that he was the chief of leading Russian and Soviet division of the military small arms ammunition.
As can be seen from pictures, matryoshka consist of 5 cartridges – large caliber 14.5x114 and 12.7x108; Mosin’s 7.62x54R; Kalashnikov’s 5.45x39 and PSM’s 5.45x18-mm.
Because the author was directly involved in their creation he very well knew them dimensions. What succeeded elegantly used for such an unusual composition.
As they say - talented people - talented in everything…
Vladislav Dvoryaninov also wrote a monumental work - The monograph “Small arms ammo” consist of four book’s where interesting, professionally and in detail describes the history of ammunition from their inception to the present day.
Many described history and constructions (especially about Russian ammo) are unique and published for the first time.