Welcome to Veliky Ustyug

This attractive historical town was a forgotten backwater till 1998 when, for obscure reasons, then-Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov declared Veliky Ustyug to be the official home of Ded Moroz. He gave the town a large sum of money, and said ‘Make it so.’ Ded Moroz (Father Frost) is the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus... Read More

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