Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost): Festive 1917 Soviet Russia

Ded Moroz in a blue fur trimmed coat
The Communist Revolution in 1917 intended this elderly gentleman to be a replacement for all local gift-bringers and the Christmas legends of pre-Soviet Russia. He brought gifts at New Year's instead of Christmas Eve as Kolyada (Father Christmas ) had done. The celebration of Baboushka at Epiphany was also suppressed. However, Grandfather Frost was resisted by the people and regarded as a symbol of Russian oppression instead.

In 1937, Josef Stalin ordered that his costume be in blue or silver so as not to be linked to Santa Claus in red.

A character portraying Ded Moroz lives in Veliky Ustyug, 500 miles north-east of Moscow along with his grand daughter Snegurochka (Snow Maiden). They can be visited for New Year's celebrations.The pair, Granfather and grand daughter, also attend school and community festivities at New Year's.

TO ORDER Ded Moroz:

Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost): 14" (35 cm) - $195
Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost): 28" (71 cm) - $395 (by order only)

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Please Note :
1) Sizes are approximate.
2) Please allow 3 - 4 weeks for delivery of your order.
3) Materials may vary slightly depending on availability.
4) 'Faux' fur and 'Faux' leather may be substituted for natural fur and leather if desired.
5) 28" (71 cm) santas are purchased by order only, with a deposit of $100 unless otherwise indicated

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