If you are into Russian souvenirs but matreshkas won’t do (congratulations on your fine taste) consider silver utensils made in Veliky Ustyug in the north-east extreme of the Vologda region. The factory that makes it is at ulitsa Uglovskogo 1, (81738) 21474. No need to go to Vologda. These are all over Moscow and St. Petersburg but if there and the souvenir shopping program kicks in take a look at silver items from Veliky Ustyug. The decoration technique or items in this style are called “Northern Niello”.