The historic emblems of Peronism, which has dominated Argentine politics since mid XXth century, have now their representation, Russian style in local 'mamushkas' the egg shaped dolls that fit into one another, apparently promoted by the political group that responds to President Cristina Fernandez son, Maximo Kirchner, as reported by the Buenos Aires press.
The curious interpretation of Perushkas (after Peron) includes five egg shaped plastic dolls and have painted the icons of Peronism as interpreted, allegedly by Máximo's youth group La Campora, which is generously provided by her mother's government in funds and important jobs in the administration and prosecution.
The first and largest doll has Juan Domingo Perón painted; he is followed by his famous wife 'mother of the poor and humble' Evita Peron; then comes Hector Campora, a loyal advisor of Peron and who was president for a few months and has become the symbol of the Peronist guerrilla Montoneros; he is followed by former president Nestor Kirchner and finally the Lady, Cristina Fernandez.
Sizes range from Peron's ten centimeters to Cristina's five centimeters and Nestor Kirchner is displayed as a penguin.
The full set comes in a finely presented box and can be purchased on line or in an outlet of the posh Recoleta neighborhood in downtown Buenos Aires.
However there is also a second version for the La Campora merchandising and comes under the name of Cristinushka and with the same personalities, although inverted in size. Juan Domingo Peron is the smallest and last of the dolls while Cristina is the largest and holds the whole political tradition.