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Beyond Russian Dolls

A sampling of notable Brighton Beach merch.


The collection at large book, DVD, and music store RBC includes this portfolio of 30 Constructivist art prints. 269 Brighton Beach Ave.; 718-769-8605.

This juniper-wood trivet from Saint-Petersburg Trade and Publishing House scents the air when a hot dish is on it. 230 Brighton Beach Ave.; 718-943-9933.

The best vodka for the buck, according to the highly parochial clerks at Ocean Wine & Liquor: Russian Standard. 514 Brighton Beach Ave.; 718-743-3084.

Russian Favorite Gifts Co. is big on tchotchkes: matryoshka dolls, golden khokhloma, and Russia’s national stone, amber. 292 Brighton Beach Ave.; 718-891-0719.

Good gift: an elegant little gzhel-painted teapot from B & G Gifts. 624 Brighton Beach Ave.; 718-332-3800.

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Along with teas and tinctures, L & S Pharmacy has fascinating treatments like an onion-extract hair mask and a shark-oil anti- wrinkle mask. 424 Brighton Beach Ave.; 718-332-5881.

Extremely delicious Ost-Aqua pear cream soda is just one of the treats from Food Heaven. 239 Brighton Beach Ave.; 718-743-4700.


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