- (Ded Moroz) - a Legend Santa
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
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 Grandfather Frost:
14" (35 cm) - $195
EMAIL the name 'Grandfather Frost' including your complete MAILING ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER and EMAIL ADDRESS
Upon receipt of your order, your total cost including shipping (if applicable), will be calculated and Shirley Ivison (Olde World Santas), will invoice you through .
Please Note :
1) Size is approximate.
2) Please allow 3 - 4 weeks for delivery of your order.
3) Materials may vary slightly depending on availability.