Russian Ded Moroz lit up the first New Year’s tree on his birthday, on November 18th, and set off for his pre-New Year journey on November 25. It lasted till December 21.

Ded Moroz visited Italy, Germany, Serbia, the Republic of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia. The main holiday season miracle-maker visited children's hospitals and orphanages, kindergartens, rehabilitation and cancer centres.

During his pre-New Year journey, Ded Moroz met with compatriots at the Russian centres of science and culture and schoolchildren studying Russian. He gave long-awaited presents to children before New Year. Festive performances and concerts were held in all cities visited by Ded Moroz.

His main mission is to develop partnership ties with the countries, provide everybody with the unique Christmas mood and offer a wonderful taste of Russia.

The project was implemented by the Vologda Region Government with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Rossotrudnichestvo and its representative offices in foreign countries.

The Vologda Region Government receives numerous letters of thanks and gratitude for implementation of this project.

"Given the high social significance of the project, as well as positive feedback, we expect that the project will become an annual one and its geography will be expanded," said Inna Sinyagina, the head of the Governor’s Administrative Office.

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