Michael Zaikov is a russian doll maker who makes extremely realistic dolls dressed in period garments. The faces are so natural, they cross over the uncanny valley and look deceptively life-like in pictures.
In 2009 Zajkov graduated from Kuban State University of Russia. From 2010 to 2013 while attending another graduate school he worked at a puppet theater. He shoot to fame after the 2013 Art Dolls expo in Moscow. Zajkov doll creations have multiple joints. He uses polymer clay for the dolls, hand painted glass eyes from Germany, and French mohair for hair.