Crossword Genius

Sputnik capsule morally had to corrupt Russian icon? (10,4)


I believe the answer is:

matryoshka doll

I'm a little stuck... Click here to teach me more about this clue!

I'm afraid I can't explain this answer.

Can you help me to learn more?

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Want a hint initially instead of a full solution? Install my app