Meet Russia’s Santa Claus: Father Frost

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Father Frost, the Russian Santa Claus, has two homes, one in the city of Veliky Ustyug, in the northwestern Vologda Region, and the other in Moscow’s Kuzminki Park, where he spends the New Year’s holidays.

Father Frost, the Russian Santa Claus, has two homes, one in the city of Veliky Ustyug, in the northwestern Vologda Region, and the other in Moscow’s Kuzminki Park, where he spends the New Year’s holidays.

© RIA Novosti . Sergey Pyatakov / Go to the mediabankFather Frost, like many elderly fathers, also has a grand-daughter, the Snow Maiden.
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Father Frost, like many elderly fathers, also has a grand-daughter, the Snow Maiden.
© RIA Novosti . Maxim Bogodvid / Go to the mediabankFather Frost traditionally travels by sleigh.
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Father Frost traditionally travels by sleigh.
© RIA Novosti . Anna Volkova / Go to the mediabankAhead of New Year’s, Father Frost has to divide himself into many copies as he needs to light up New Year’s trees in every household across the entire country.
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Ahead of New Year’s, Father Frost has to divide himself into many copies as he needs to light up New Year’s trees in every household across the entire country.
© RIA Novosti . Jury Kaver / Go to the mediabankFather Frost reads letters that children send to him to learn what each one of them would like to have for a New Year’s gift.
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Father Frost reads letters that children send to him to learn what each one of them would like to have for a New Year’s gift.
© RIA Novosti . Sergey Pyatakov / Go to the mediabankFather Frost’s bedroom at his residence in Moscow’s Kuzminki Park.
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Father Frost’s bedroom at his residence in Moscow’s Kuzminki Park.
© RIA Novosti . Vitaly Ankov / Go to the mediabankPerformances dedicated to Father Frost are an essential part of New Year’s celebrations at Russian schools and kindergartens.
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Performances dedicated to Father Frost are an essential part of New Year’s celebrations at Russian schools and kindergartens.
© RIA Novosti . Anna Volkova / Go to the mediabankWhere his sleigh will not pass, Father Frost uses other modes of transportation.
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Where his sleigh will not pass, Father Frost uses other modes of transportation.
© RIA Novosti . Igor Russak / Go to the mediabankFather Frost sitting in a vintage car in a parade on St. Petersburg’s Senate Square.
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Father Frost sitting in a vintage car in a parade on St. Petersburg’s Senate Square.
© RIA Novosti . Mikhail Fomichev / Go to the mediabankFather Frost has many foreign counterparts, such as Norway’s Julenissen.
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Father Frost has many foreign counterparts, such as Norway’s Julenissen.
© RIA Novosti . Maxim Blinov / Go to the mediabankFather Frost’s Moscow residence.
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Father Frost’s Moscow residence.
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