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For Unique, Last-Minute Gifts, Try the Russian Cultural Center's Holiday Bazaar

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Quick, log on to ourtexas.com. A site devoted to Texana, you might assume, in the "Texas, Our Texas," mold, right?

Not quite. The URL belongs to Houston's Russian Cultural Center, and "Our Texas" was the name of a Russian newspaper published here before the Cultural Center's establishment.

In fact, the RCC has been promoting Russian arts and culture in the Rice University area for a while now.It's got an extensive list of events ranging from visual arts to performing arts to film screenings, and its Holiday Bazaar, running now, offers "souvenirs and art made by famous artists for all occasions."

The list of Christmas treats you can pick up from 8:30-5 Monday-Friday includes "Khokhloma," golden, wood-painted tableware; "Matreshkas," the famous nesting dolls; souvenir flasks; beautiful icons, and small paintings by Elena Azernaya. The center will host a family Christmas Celebration on January 8 at the Emery Weiner School, complete with games, musical and dance performances, and presents from "Father Frost" for all kids in attendance.

More photos after the jump.

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