Just before New Year's and Christmas holidays Russian Ded Moroz set off on a traditional pre-New Year trip across Russian regions and foreign countries

The meeting of Ded Moroz, a legendary Father Christmas-type character and his Finnish counterpart Joulupukki was held at the checkpoint «Brusnichnoye» near Vyborg, Russia.

During a traditional meeting at the Russian-Finnish border meeting, New Year’s wizards from Russia and Finland - Ded Moroz and Joulupukki greeted each other, exchanged gifts and congratulated children on the upcoming New Year and Christmas

After the Brusnichnoye international checkpoint Ded Moroz headed for Narva (Estonia) to meet Estonia's Santa Claus – Jõuluvana.

As usual, the main holiday season miracle-makers travel to different countries and cities, take part in various New Year events.

Vologda Oblast official website