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For the Russian fairy tale Father Frost, see Father Frost (fairy tale).
Ded Moroz at his residence in Veliky Ustyug.
Ded Moroz in the Kharkiv Metro.
Slovenian Dedek Mraz
A poster advertising the Museum of Communism in Prague. Ded Moroz was chosen as a symbol of Soviet occupation and likened to the Grim Reaper.
In some Slavic cultures, the traditional character Ded Moroz plays a role similar to that of Santa Claus. The literal translation of the name would be Grandfather Frost, although the name is often translated as Father Frost.
Ded Moroz brings presents to children. However, unlike the secretive ways of Santa Claus, he often brings them in person, at the celebrations of the New Year, at New Year parties for kids by the New Year Tree.