One of several markets we visited in Phnom Penh. I never figured out exactly why it was called the Russian Market. There were no nesting dolls, caviar or vodka in sight. Supposedly this became the market used by foreigners in Cambodia back in the 1980s when most foreigners there were ... Russian The proper name for the market is Phsar Tuol Tom Pong. Like many of the markets I've been to in SE Asia, lighting in the market is very dim.