|Waldorf Puzzles and Toys Made in Russia|
|Puzzle painter at Mikhail Mashinets' studio in Yaroslavl, Russia|
| Once upon a time in the far away city of Yaroslavl in the country of Russia there lived a group of families who wanted a better education for their children. They had many plans and much energy and before long they divided into two groups, each with their own ideas of how to implement the Waldorf School ideology.|
The parents and their children were very creative and began making puzzles and toys, many which reflected Russian fairy tales. This developed into a cottage industry for both groups. Mikhail now makes puzzles and Anna makes toys, all from wood and colored with paints that are free of harmful substances.
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|Toymaker Anna, her family and staff in Yaroslavl, Russia|