Friday, December 11, 2009

Russian Christmas

Golden Ring Architecture

Mammoth Christmas Greetings Submitted by Yuri Klitsenko, Russia

This is Bull of Frost (Chys Khan), which is Yakutian colleague of Russian Grandpa Frost (Ded Moroz) and Santa Claus.

Bull of Frost dwells in Tomtor, Oymiakon ulus, which is the coldest place in Siberia.

Winter lasts for 9 months in Tomtor, where the lowest temperature registered in Tomtor is -71,2 degrees Celsius.

Due to the climate, there are no bulls or cows there.

Scholars confirm that Bull of Frost is actually Mammoth, which is important personage in shamanic traditions.

For example, a large wooden representation of Mammoth was in a western "gallery" of Evenk shaman's tent etc.

Recently Yakutian Bull of Frost-Mammoth befriended Russian Grandpa Frost (Ded Moroz) and became popular in Russia. However some Christians are not happy to see their children playing with "Shaman's Mammoth".

Russian Christmas with father frost

Russian Christmas with father frost

Also featuring the new year pig and a skeleton. Apparently father frost is a throwback from the Soviet era, he's basically santa but wears blue etc.

Russian Orthodox Cathedral built by Tsar Nicolas in 1912

in Nice, Italy Interior picture which cost me a telling off - Nice

Small Russian Nativity Figures Devotional Santa "Silent Night" G.DeBrekht Masterpiece Collection Ltd Edition - sold out

Hand-carved and painted Russian Nativity Scene by G.DeBrekht  - sold out

Nativity Angel G DeBrekht Signature Masterpiece Collection Ltd Edition

 "Miraculous Blessing" 9" Angel Illustrated Nativity  Devero Collection- Ltd. Edition Nativity Camel G.DeBrekht Derevo Illustrated Nativity Series 10" Illustrated Nativity Scene from G DeBrekht Derevo Collection 10"  Palm Tree G DeBrekht Derevo Folk Nativity Series G DeBrekht Folk Nativity Ox, Sheep and Donkey - out of stock Small Cast Stone Nativity Sculpture (made in U.S.A.)

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