The Russian suitcase begins with a brief geographic and historic description of the country. Art, music and books from Russia provide the main content of the program. Paintings by Chagall and Kandinsky and music by Tchaikovsky are featured. Next come several traditional stories from children's books published in Moscow. Then the suitcase is opened to reveal a collection of Russian folk art and toys such as the famous Matryoshka or nesting dolls.
To conclude, the children illustrate scenes from the Russian fairy tale, The Firebird.
Ages kindergarten and up.