"Matryoshka" is a set of wooden nested dolls, and "shashlyk" refers to roasted meat on a skewer. I think we all know what "Sputnik" and "Vodka" are! From Soviet Union Today, August-September 1967, a special handout prepared for the Soviet Pavilion at Expo 67 in Montreal. Included articles like "Scientific basis for science" and "Does the Soviet Union consider it possible to Prevent a World Thermonuclear War?" Sputnik burned up in 1958; the USSR in 1991. Vodka is still around.