Image by Александр Маркин
Seasonal greetings to all parts of the world marking Christmas Day on 25 December.
That’s right, around Siberia we can count six different figures resembling Santa Claus who will be busy in many Western countries on Christmas Eve.
All our figures look elderly and have flowing white beards, like the Father Christmas who Western children know so well, and yet all are distinct.
Many have long histories, possibly delving back to pagan times, but not all dress in red.
Several are accompanied by glamorous snow maidens as they go about their business.
Their expressions can be serious, and the cold daunting, but all of them aim to bring happiness and – more often than not – gifts to children who are well behaved…
To read more visit The Siberian Times