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Russian Christmas

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Russian Christmas

In Russia, Santa Claus is known as Grandfather Frost - the spirit if winter. He is often depicted with his Granddaughter, the Snowmaiden, a pretty young girl usually dressed in blue. Frequently, the Snowmaiden is accompanied by rabbits, birds, or other forest animals. Grandfather Frost and the Snowmaiden are the favorite subject of Russian fairy tales, and often depicted on Matryoshka Dolls, Lacquer Miniature, Christmas ornaments, etc.