Gabriel Alijo is an Argentinian entrepreneur who, after a trip to Russia, discovered the Russian traditional matryoshka dolls and on his return home began to manufacture his own ones, he explained as he showcased his collection in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. He called them «Mamushkas,» depicting important Argentinian personalities like Pope Francis, Ernesto Che Guevara, Diego Maradona and now... Еще Lionel Messi. At first, Alijo made the Mamushkas with wood, but now he is making them in plastic. The largest matrioshkas is 10.5 cm high x 4.5 cm wide and the smallest is 4.5 cm high x 2.5 cm wide. As the World Cup in Russia approaches, Lionel Messi has become the biggest sensation in the Argentine market, and everyone wants to have the new set of matrioshkas with the national team. Alijo is selling them both online and in special stores to satisfy the demand.