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In Russia, Santa Claus is known as Father Frost or Ded Moroz. He is usually illustrated with his granddaughter, the snow maiden, Snegurochka riding with an evergreen tree and presents in a traditional Russian troika. A troika is a sleigh drawn by 3 horses yoked abreast.

Soviet New Year's postcard with Снегурочка [Snegurochka] or the Snow Maiden and Ded Moroz (Russian Santa Claus) in Gorodets painting, one of the folk arts.

Santa Claus and Snowmaiden

Father Frost and Snowmaiden - a beautiful Santa pose and face with great detail. There is a Santa/Father Frost with two children painted on the front and the Snowmaiden with a little girl painted on

"Colorful Santa, 2011" by Linda K Smith

Colorful Santa by Linda Smith - Colorful Santa Painting - Colorful Santa Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale

Christmas ~ Holland, Netherlands - Vintage ~ A Merry Xmas To You

Christmas ~ Holland, Netherlands - Vintage ~ A Merry Xmas To You

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Russian Folk Art, Noel

Děda Mráza (Grandfather Frost) was an unsuccessful Russian invader even despite the attempts of the second Czechoslovak communist president, Mr. Antonín Zápotocký, who explained in his 1952 Christmas radio speech - before he was elected - that the Baby Jesus got older and became Grandfather Frost.

Děda Mráza (Grandfather Frost) was an unsuccessful Russian invader even despite the attempts of the second Czechoslovak communist president, Mr. Antonín Zápotocký, who explained in his 1952 Christmas radio speech - before he was elected - that the Baby Jesus got older and became Grandfather Frost.

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