Here's the latest article from the Russian Culture site at BellaOnline.com about Russian Christmas or Rozhdestvo in Russian.
Without a doubt, my fondest recollections of the Yule season date back to childhood, when I anxiously awaited the arrival of not Santa Claus, but the Russian Santa called Dyed Moroz or Grandfather Frost. Russian Orthodox Christmas is celebrated thirteen days after December twenty fifth due to the difference in the calendars still used by the Church, that is the Julian vs. the Gregorian.
MEER VSEM - Peace to one and all this holiday season!
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