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Ded Moroz by PerlaMarina Ded Moroz by PerlaMarina
...he Russian Santa Claus is known as Ded Moroz. “Ded Moroz” translates to “Grandfather Frost” in
English, but most English speakers simply call him “Father Frost.” He is a figure associated with
Russian Christmas traditions and New Year's traditions.
The three horses of the Russian troika offer enough power and speed to get Ded Moroz to where he
needs to go – the Russian Santa has no need for eight reindeer!
While Ded Moroz is the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, he is unmistakably Russian in appearance
and attitude. He is typically shown in a long, Russian-style coat in the colors of red, icy blue,
silver, gold, or another color appropriate to the season, which is lined or trimmed with white fur.
Ded Moroz lacks the conical-style cap worn by the Western Santa and instead sports a rounded Russian
cap generously trimmed with fur. His clothing is sometimes richly decorated with embroidery.
Traditionally shown as a tall and slender older gentleman, Ded Moroz cuts an elegant figure on
Christmas cards wishing the receiver happy New Year.
Ded Moroz carries a staff and wears a long white beard. He protects his feet from the cold by tall
valenki or leather boots.
Ded Moroz delivers gifts on New Year's Eve rather than on Christmas Eve. He is often accompanied by a
figure from Russian fairy tales, Snegurochka, the Snow Maiden. In the legend of Ded Moroz, she is
said to be his granddaughter.
Instead of the North Pole, the Russian Santa Claus officially makes his home at an estate in the
Russian town of Veliky Ustyug. Children can write their letters to Ded Moroz and send them to Veliky
Ustyug in hopes of having their holiday wishes granted. Those who visit Veliky Ustyug can have their
photo take with Ded Moroz and ride in a troika

all photo are my property and a lot other elements are painted

commission postcard

© Perla Marina - All right reserved

also see other christmas cards  Finding Christmas by PerlaMarinaChristmas comes by PerlaMarina
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Given 2012-12-25
Ded Moroz by *PerlaMarina ( Suggested by Minato-Kushina and Featured by Aeirmid )
B1G-CR1ME Featured By Owner Edited Sep 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
AmethystDiamond1007 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
In Serbia we call him 'Deda Mraz' (practically means the same in english as Ded Moroz) :D
Kibblywibbly Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Love the story and the beautiful, magical creation :)
PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you ! :hug:

irisuediting Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww this is truly beautiful!
PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!Hug
poserfan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional
:misteltoe: :misteltoe: Your artwork has been featured in #Holidays The Spirit of Christmas! Journal :misteltoe: :misteltoe:

PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!Hug
LUCILALEYLA Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
BEautiful :love:
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