Who is Ded Moroz – Grandfather Frost?!

Who is Ded Moroz - Grandfather Frost?!

Who is Ded Moroz? 

The best translation of this character into English is, Grandfather Frost.

Grandfather Frost is the Russian version of Santa Claus.

He dresses in an elaborately embroidered long lap fur coat (tradition it should be a red color), wears mittens and has a long light-grey beard.

Also, he owns a magical staff. 

His vehicle is a big sled with three magnificent fast horses (the Troika ornamented with jingles).

Grandfather Frost was banned in the USSR as well as on a Christmas tree and on New Year’s Eve before 1936. In 1936,

Ded Moroz came back to Russian children from his almost “20 years’ exile”.

 It is difficult to imagine New Year’s Eve without Grandfather Frost, Snow Maiden and an evergreen tree “Yelka”.

Glass ornaments with this character below. 

Ded Moroz or Grandfather Frost – glass ornaments

Grandfather Frost in an Embroidered FurCoat. 90mm. (1950-60s)

  1. Grandfather Frost in an Embroidered FurCoat. 90mm. (1950-60s)

Grandfather Frost with a Staff. 80mm. (Made in the Soviet Ukraine in the 1950s)

2. Grandfather Frost with a Staff. 80mm. (Made in the Soviet Ukraine in the 1950s)

Grandfather Frost with a Staff.  – 80mm. (Made in the Soviet Ukraine in the 1950s)

3. Grandfather Frost with a Staff.  – 80mm. (Made in the Soviet Ukraine in the 1950s)

Grandfather Frost with a Staff.  80mm. (Made in the Soviet Ukraine in the 1960-70s)

4. Grandfather Frost with a Staff.  80mm. (Made in the Soviet Ukraine in the 1960-70s)

Grandfather Frost Holding a Bag & a Small Evergreen Tree.  80mm. (1950-60s)

5. Grandfather Frost Holding a Bag & a Small Evergreen Tree.  80mm. (1950-60s)

Grandfather Frost Holding a Bag & a Small Evergreen Tree.  80mm. (1950-60s)

6. Grandfather Frost Holding a Bag & a Small Evergreen Tree.  80mm. (1950-60s)

Grandfather Frost Holding a Bag & a Small Evergreen Tree.  80mm. (1960s)

7. Grandfather Frost Holding a Bag & a Small Evergreen Tree.  80mm. (1960s)

Grandfather Frost Holding a Bag & a Small Evergreen Tree.  80mm. (1960s)

8. Grandfather Frost Holding a Bag & a Small Evergreen Tree.  80mm. (1960s)

Grandfather Frost Holding a Bag & a Small Evergreen Tree.  80mm. (1950-60s)

9. Grandfather Frost Holding a Bag & a Small Evergreen Tree.  80mm. (1950-60s)

Grandfather Frost Holding a Bag & a Small Evergreen Tree.  80mm. (1950-60s)

10. Grandfather Frost Holding a Bag & a Small Evergreen Tree.  80mm. (1950-60s)

Grandfather Frost Holding a Bag & a Small Evergreen Tree. 80mm. (1960s)

11. Grandfather Frost Holding a Bag & a Small Evergreen Tree. 80mm. (1960s)

Grandfather Frost with Presents. 80mm. (1950-60s)

12. Grandfather Frost with Presents. 80mm. (1950-60s)

Grandfather Frost Holding a Small Bag. 85mm. (1950-60s)

13. Grandfather Frost Holding a Small Bag. 85mm. (1950-60s)

Grandfather Frost Holding a Small Bag. 85mm. (1960s)

14. Grandfather Frost Holding a Small Bag. 85mm. (1960s)

Grandfather Frost Holding a Small Bag. 90mm. (1960s)

15. Grandfather Frost Holding a Small Bag. 90mm. (1960s)

Grandfather Frost Holding a Small Bag. 90mm. (1960-70s)

16. Grandfather Frost Holding a Small Bag. 90mm. (1960-70s)

Grandfather Frost Holding a Small Bag. 90mm. (1950-60s)

17. Grandfather Frost Holding a Small Bag. 90mm. (1950-60s)

Grandfather Frost. 90mm. (1970-80s)

18. Grandfather Frost. 90mm. (1970-80s)

Grandfather Frost.  100mm. (1970-80s)

19. Grandfather Frost.  100mm. (1970-80s)

Grandfather Frost Holding a Small Bag. 80mm. (1980s)

20. Grandfather Frost Holding a Small Bag. 80mm. (1980s)

Grandfather Frost. 80mm. (1980s)

21. Grandfather Frost. 80mm. (1980s)

Grandfather Frost.  80mm. (1980s)

22. Grandfather Frost.  80mm. (1980s)

Grandfather Frost. 80mm. (1980s)

23. Grandfather Frost. 80mm. (1980s)

Globe-Shaped Grandfather Frost. 80mm. (1980s)

24. Globe-Shaped Grandfather Frost. 80mm. (1980s)

Grandfather Frost. 60mm. (1980s)

25. Grandfather Frost. 60mm. (1980s)

Small Grandfather Frost. 45mm. (1970-80s)

26. Small Grandfather Frost. 45mm. (1970-80s)

Grandfather-Frost.  70mm. (1980s)

27. Grandfather-Frost.  70mm. (1980s)

Grandfather Frost in a Hut. 70mm. (1960s)

28. Grandfather Frost in a Hut. 70mm. (1960s)