Father Frost stopped by a nearby orphanage last week to give gifts to the children. Snow Maiden, dressed in blue, is his granddaughter and helper.
Three of four little boys are fascinated by the special visitors.
Snow Maiden cuddles up with a child.
Behind the scenes: After the festivities, it's. . .potty time! Snow Maiden has changed from her costume into her work clothes and she's back in her usual role as one of the children's caretakers. Here she cuts up chocolate from Father Frost.
Each of these little guys is drooling at the very thought of more candy.