Wishing you a Wonderful, Happy and Healthy New Year! May all your sacred wishes come true!


Dear friends, readers and followers, 

Lada and Az are wishing you a wonderful, happy and healthy New Year!

May all your sacred wishes come true!

C новым годом! C новым счастьем!

Frohes neues Jahr

¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Gelukkig nieuwjaar

Bonne année!

新年快乐 / 新年快樂 (Xīnnián kuàilè)

For Russians the biggest annual holiday is the New Year. I have done big posts for previous New Years, where I gave recommendations for various New Year’s films, posted holiday music, beautiful images and videos, as well as gave the history and lore of the Winter Holidays. In the end of this post you’ll see the links to my past articles. This time, on the light holiday note I want to share with you some of Russian New Year / Christmas pics and traditions.

So you know, in Russia that well-known magical guy who gives out presents is called ‘Ded Moroz’ (Grandfather Frost). He is the equivalent of the Western Santa, but per Russians, he definitely, no question about it, resides in the ancient town of Veliky Ustyug, in northern Russia.

Here’s Putin, together with Ded Moroz at his official residence in Veliky Ustyug ~

Putin at Ded Moroz's home, Ustiug, Russia

Ded Moroz doesn’t come for Christmas, as in the West. He comes for New Year’s, which is (if I may say so myself) the right way of doing things. 😉

Why? You probably know by now that in fact the figure of Ded Moroz / Santa Claus / San Nickolas is a pagan spirit, or god, of winter. At one point it was absorbed by Western Christianity so that to entice more people to convert. Russian Orthodox Christians, shall we say, were a bit more honest about it.

Regardless of what he’s called and when he comes, we all love and welcome him, along with his companion, who in Russia is his beautiful granddaughter, Snegurochka (snow maiden). Snegurochka is certainly also an original Vedic nature goddess character.


As seen on top pic, Russian Ded Moroz brings his gifts normally in a sleigh pulled by three horses, not by reindeer.

This is the northern Russian version of Ded Moroz, straight out of ancient legends — the true Vedic God of Winter. Look at his outfit (remember my Forbidden History articles on FuturisTrendcast?)

Russian New Year Father Frost Ded Moroz

Magical Russian New Year & Christmas Fair on Red Square, Moscow ~

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New Year & Christmas Fair at VDNKh exhibition center, Moscow, Russia

christmas fair VDNKh Moscow

Fairytale New Year Holiday decor is all around St. Petersburg, Russia ~

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Magical Russian New Year, beautiful Christmas and enchanting Russian winter ~


Russian New Year & Christmas Moscow

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Russian Christmas is celebrated 1 week after New Year. It’s celebrated with old-Russian entertainment and fairs, as well as all-night church vigils and Sviata Vecherya (Sacred Supper).

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Happy New Year from Ded Moroz and Snegurochka!

C новым годом! C новым счастьем!

(which means: With New Year and with New Happiness!)

ded moroz i snegurochka


Check out my other New Year features ~ loads of great info, pics, vids, films and lore!

Happy New Year and How Russians Celebrate New Year

New Year 2017 on FuturisTrendcast! Fairytale Moscow, New Year Stories, Best Russian Films ENG Subs

Most recent posts ~


About Lada Ray

Lada Ray is a linguist & former financial consultant with Smith Barney. Born in Russia, Lada lived and traveled to nearly 30 countries on most continents. She is the internationally certified Feng Shui Master and author of 3 novels + multiple novelettes; most notably, top-rated metaphysical thriller THE EARTH SHIFTER & bestselling thriller GOLD TRAIN (Accidental Spy Russia Adventure). Lada has extensively written re. Russia, world cultures, geopolitics, empire collapse, feng shui and consciousness. She is known for her accurate predictions. Lada's Blogs: FuturisTrendcast - geopolitics and predictions. Lada Ray Blog - books, writing, world cultures. We are presently working on expanding Lada Ray Youtube channel to include Lada's original geopolitical analysis and far-reaching global predictions, as well as her mystical futurism. The world is going through a massive tectonic shift of consciousness on all levels and in all aspects of life. Make sure you are prepared! Subscribe!

Posted on December 29, 2017, in Ask Lada, Books, Lada Ray Recommends, Russia and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Happy New Year Lada Ray!

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  2. Wishing you Lada and Az a wonderful, happy, healthy and lovely New Year!

    May all your wishes in harmony with your destiny/path come true!

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  3. Thanks, Lada, Let us hope that this is the year when the trouble-makers are sorted out and finally held to account.

    Kindest thoughts,


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  4. Dear Lada and Az, many thanks for the bright and cheery message on a rainy and windy day here. 2017 is about to hit the buffers and 2018 is due to pull out of the station. Wishing you all the best. Hopefully US will realise it really cannot win this coming year.

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  5. Happy New Year Lada and Az!!

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  6. Happy New Year Lada. Thankyou for all your in which you put your tireless efforts into.As this very eventful year comes to a close, here’s wishing you a very blessed New Year, filled with Cheer, Joy and Success. Always be the shining Lighthouse that you are.

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  7. Happy New Year Lada! Thanks for all the great info and Webinars this year! -Masaki

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  8. Dear Lada,
    Thank you so much for your New Year greetings and lovely photos!
    Thank you for all your hard work to help people understand and learn truth.
    Happy New Year 2018!
    Wishing you good health and all the best wishes to you and family!

    More beautiful photos from Russia.





    And best wishes from my 13years old cat ‘Knüffel’, photo done on 30th December 2017.
    He born on 12th March (same month and day as me) 🙂

    Always your follower and supporter,
    Lilija Sile (born in RÄ«ga, moved to Australia in December 1990).

    Sent from my iPhone

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  9. NancyC/Seattle

    Posting link to Putin’s New Year Address to the Nation. I would be interested in Lada’s calibration of this speech. I found it full of love, unity & power.

    I stumbled across this link to English translation of official President of Russia site. If you’re interested you can scroll down and read about Putin’s phone conversations with Netanyahoo on the first, India’s prime minister Modi on the 3rd or click around and check out his schedule. Or you can click on “documents” at the top & read gems like this one dated 12/29/17: Federal law on ratifying Agreement between Russia & Syria in extending Russian Navy’s inventory and logistics support centre area in port of Tartus. Sometimes I think I have a magic mouse.

    http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/56591 ..

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