Monday, January 03, 2011

Father Frost Sightings in Rostov-on-Don

Leading up to New Year's Day, Father Frost was busy spreading cheer to children all over Russia. He managed to stop by a local orphanage, home to 100 little ones.

(Click images to enlarge.) Father Frost was accompanied by Snow Maiden, his helper. Watch this space for more about this entertaining event ~ maybe video, too.


Although he doesn't usually dress in yellow or rip-snort around on a motorcycle, here's Father Frost as you've never seen him before. Gotta hand it to Beeline, a popular telecommunications company, for their attention-grabbing advertising. The heading says New Year's gifts year-round, promoting their internet service for cell phones.

3 comments:

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

It is also interesting to see how Christmas is celebrated in other countries. While in Belgium this year I learned about Black Pete Father Christmas's helper. Oh how unacceptable a person in black face would be in North America.

Andrey said...

I think that nowadays there is some competition between Father Frost and Santa Claus, and we meet Santa more and more often. Great opportunity for kids: they can get two gifts. Just need to write to letters ))

H A R R Y G O A Z said...

All of the photographs are MARVELOUS!!! What a treat to see Russia through the sensibilities of an American. Thank you for sharing.