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...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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Ded Moroz by *PerlaMarina ( Suggested by Minato-Kushina and Featured by Aeirmid )
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dreamswoman Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Special feature for you :love: 
On our group: aRt's Creation Magazine n6 - Special Feature and on our magazine: issuu.com/artscreation/docs/ar…

Happy Holidays! :heart:
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PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you ! Hug
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dreamswoman Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very welcome :)
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B1G-CR1ME Featured By Owner Edited Sep 16, 2014  Student General Artist
OH MY GOD YES.
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:iconperlamarina:
PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!:hug:
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AmethystDiamond1007 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
In Serbia we call him 'Deda Mraz' (practically means the same in english as Ded Moroz) :D
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Kibblywibbly Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Love the story and the beautiful, magical creation :)
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:iconperlamarina:
PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you ! :hug:


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

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PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!Hug
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LUCILALEYLA Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
BEautiful :love:
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:iconperlamarina:
PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you !:huggle:
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LUCILALEYLA Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure dear Perla :huggle: 
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Imalia-DA Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Your beautiful work has been featured here : imalia-da.deviantart.com
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PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!:hug:
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TankAcid Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
May be during soviet period of time Ded moroz become more similar to Santa. His main difference is that he came from pagan religion and have longer history than Santa. But mostly information given with picture of your's is correct.
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Pumpkin-Queen-Ildi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is just mind-blowingly beautiful!!!!!!!!
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PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Pumpkin-Queen-Ildi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome : )
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RmacDhai Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Thanks for adding the lore behind the painting! A very lovely, magickal piece. 
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:iconperlamarina:
PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!Hug
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KeziahNutmeg Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
This is so beautiful, love it!
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:iconperlamarina:
PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
 Thank you!
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KeziahNutmeg Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
That's alright :)
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rababco Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fascinating description and gorgeous art. I learned something new today, yay! :w00t:
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:iconperlamarina:
PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!:hug:
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ValaSedai Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This work has been featured in
:star: BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 49 :star:
by #deviantARTSupporters

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PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!:hug:
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Blostma1 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013

Congratulations! Your wonderful photograph has been featured in the group, Those-Lovely-Lights.

Have a great week! :blackrose:
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PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!:aww:But it is photomanipulation !:hug:
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Blostma1 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013

I'm sorry about the confusion. :rose:

Either way, it's beautiful.


~Blostma1

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DragonosX Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Beautiful work!
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PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!:hug:
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Lilac90 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woow, these are Breathtaking work!
I loved it....
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PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks!:tighthug:
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Lilac90 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome...
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Alexandera1609 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
GOOD!!
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:iconperlamarina:
PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!:hug:
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BunnyTeethOwner Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
absolutely gorgeous
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:iconperlamarina:
PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you !:huggle:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconperlamarina:
PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you !:huggle: Happy New Year!:iconcraciun7:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Happy New Year for you, too! :hug:
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wadechevy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
BEAUTIFUL
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PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ! :iconcraciun7:
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CanAur Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
государственную премию РФ за вклад в продвижение русской культуры за рубеж!
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PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Спасибо большое!!!:) С Новым Годом!!:iconcraciun7:
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JennLaa Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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