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1. The Grinch Who Regretted

"Dear residents! My deepest apologies. I confess I went too far with the alcohol. I am ready to financially compensate for the damage for the toys."

– A note from an anonymous Christmas tree thief from Krasnoyarsk, published January 10.
Tags: remorse, grinch, christmas tree, christmas, thief, krasnoyarsk
2. Courting Father Christmas

"Since I am also a lawyer, I can act as an attorney for Father Christmas, and remind the plaintiff that Father Christmas fulfills wishes and gives gifts only to good girls and boys. Let him analyze his behavior and, perhaps, find something that has prevented Father Christmas from presenting him with gifts for the New Year holidays. This will be the main line of defense."

–  On December 23, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to defend Father Christmas after a St. Petersburg lawyer sued the gift-bringer.
Tags: court, lawyer, gifts, new year, holiday, vladimir putin, putin, father christmas, ded moroz, Christmas
3. 10 Things About Moscow at the End of 2021 (With Pictures!)

Despite the pandemic (and a bad reputation for a distinctly Russian grimace), it’s not all sad faces in Moscow at the end of 2021.

Tags: kremlin, street art, contemporary art, cats, christmas, architecture, travel blog, travel, moscow
4. Snow Fright

A granddaughter of Father Christmas who is blonde, slim, and very kind? This year’s Snow Maiden doesn’t seem to fit the bill.

Tags: alexander ostrovsky, ded moroz, father frost, christmas, pagan, New Year, holidays, snegurochka, snow maiden
5. Lenin Claus Is Coming to Town

A delightful Soviet winter tale about children, a big holiday tree, and the true meaning of Christmas: communism.

Tags: Christmas, holiday, New Year, lenin, children
6. How to Pick a Christmas Tree Like a Russian

A Russian tree retailer lends some tips on how to land the perfect spruce you've been pining for. 

Tags: trees, Christmas, new year's eve, New Year, holidays, holiday
7. A Quiet Christmas for Putin

Instead of reveling in the bright lights of a Moscow Christmas celebration, Putin decided to take in the holiday at a small church in a small town.

Tags: putin, religion, Christmas
8. Herring Under a What?

A popular New Year’s dish in Russia, Herring under a Fur Coat is a bit baffling.

Tags: christmas, New Year, russian cuisine
9. Searching for St. Nicholas

A town on the Turkish coast preserves the memory of one of Russia’s most venerated saints.

Tags: st. nicholas, Orthodox Church, religion, christmas
10. A Very Russian Christmas

For a few Muscovites, Christmas came early, in the form of free Metro rides.

Tags: Christmas, metro, Moscow

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