Mrs. Marathon Pundit, who grew up in the Soviet Union, tells me that New Year's Eve was a little bit different there. It was a time for costumes--almost Halloween-like, although scary outfits were rare. And Santa Claus, whom the commies called "Grandfather Frost," was a part of those celebrations.
English Russia looks back at that time.
Most of the pictures are in black-and-white. Color photographs were quite rare in the worker's paradise, as Mrs. Marathon Pundit's collection attests.
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