Bah Humbug! Russian Santa Faces Fine For Protesting Ban On Holiday Celebrations

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… Moscow police detained a man dressed as Grandfather Frost … on Red Square near the Kremlin … where he was protesting a city ban on holiday celebrations […]

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Father Frost, Russia’s Counterpart to Santa Claus, Varies Widely by Region and Nationality

(Window on Eurasia – Paul Goble – Staunton, December 24, 2013) As the peoples of Eurasia enter into the holiday season, it is worth remembering that Father Frost, a figure that many Russians see as uniting their country however divided it may be, in fact varies widely not only among the region’s many nations but also and perhaps more surprisingly […]

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