In Slavic countries Ded Moroz is said to bring presents to children, however, unlike the secretive Santa Claus, the gifts are often delivered in person at a time that varies per country. The literal translation of the name would be "Grandpa Frost", although the name is often translated as "Father Frost". He is distinct in his rounded cap. He is said to be assisted by his granddaughter Snegurochka, or Snow Maiden.
The Russian Santa Claus is known as Ded Moroz. “Ded Moroz” translates to “Grandfather Frost” in English, but most English speakers simply call him “Father Frost.” He is a figure associated with Russian Christmas traditions and New Year's traditions.
thetygre: Ded Moroz by baklaher Ded Moroz, or Father Frost, the Slavic version of Santa Claus, long ago became the symbol of Russian winter, New Year’s and presents. He is usually accompanied by his granddaughter Snegurochka riding with an evergreen tree in a traditional Russian troika, a sleigh drawn by three horses abreast.
Ded Moroz (Russian: Дед Моро́з , Belarusian: Дзед Мароз, Ukrainian: Дід Мороз, diminutive Dedushka Moroz Russian: Дедушка Мороз) is a Slavic fictional character similar to that of Father Christmas. The literal translation is "Old Man Frost", often translated as "Grandfather Frost". Ded Moroz brings presents to children and often delivers them in person on New Year's Eve