In Brighton Beach, Sveta is another one of our Russian Dolls that was not, in fact, born in Russia (but Kiev). She and her husband, the bespectacled Sasha, immigrated post Chernobyl. Like all the other women on this show, she likes to "make a statement walking into a room." She also likes jewelry, clothes, good food and all other items that can be categorized under "expensive." And even some that aren’t.