Soviet Ded Moroz: Photos of Slavic Santa Claus from the USSR

Ded Moroz (a.k.a. Grandfather Frost), the traditional Slavic version of Santa Claus, the symbol of New Year, presents, and Russian winter on the whole. At the Christmas Eve let's have a look how it was in the USSR and how the Soviet Ded Moroz looked like. For this, RussianAmbience.com has brought together a few vintage photographs.

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Moscow, 1973
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Saratov, 1978
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Kirghiz SSR, 1981
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Suzdal, Vladimir Region, 1983
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1984
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Moscow Region, 1984
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Altai Krai, 1980
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Moscow, 1985
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Moscow, 1985
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Moscow, 1986
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Moscow, 1986
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Moscow, 1986
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Nizhny Novgorod, 1986
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Riga, Latvian SSR, 1986
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Omsk Region, 1987
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Moldavian SSR, 1983

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Lipetsk, 1985
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Moscow, 1974
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1957

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1983
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Leningrad, 1979
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Kirghiz SSR, 1981

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