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Spanish tour operators got interested in “Veliky Ustyug- Hometown of Ded Moroz” project.
A delegation from the Vologda Region led by Deputy Governor Oleg Vasiliev visited Madrid, Spain to participate in FITUR, one of the first tourism fairs in the world.
Fitur, the International Tourism Trade Fair, celebrates its 37th staging from January 18 to January 22, 2017. It is a global meeting point for tourism professionals and the leading trade fair for inbound and outbound Ibero American markets.
The project "Veliky Ustyug - Hometown of the Russian Ded Moroz" was presented at the international level at Ifema Feria de Madrid.
In Russia Santa Claus is called Ded Moroz, who, unlike the Catholic tradition, appears not only on the Christmas Eve, but reigns all winter long, keeping an eye on the snow in the forests, ice on the rivers and preventing the animals from being frozen. Ded Moroz holds court at his castle, a strict gentleman in a Russian troika, a three-horse drawn sleigh. This character is straight out of Russian folklore.
Ded Moroz lives more than 600 miles (1000 kilometers) northeast of Moscow in his wooden palace in the pine forests at Votchina 15 km off the town of Veliky Ustyug (Vologda Region) on a cliff above the Sukhona River.
Representatives of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports invited Ded Moroz, Russia’s main holiday-season miracle-maker to come to Spain in 2018. Ded Moroz has never travelled to such southern places so far.