Father Frost from Yakutia has handed over the symbol of the New Year’s capital - a snowflake - to the city of Ryazan. The ceremony was held within the frame of the international festival titled “Winter Begins in Yakutia” and was attended by Father Frost from Veliky Ustyug, Yakut Winter and the Lord of the Cold Chyskhaan from Oymyakon.
Yakut Chyskhaan handed the symbol of Cold to the Father Frost from Veliky Ustyug: the Russian magical character will take it to his travel to cities and villages to ensure that a real winter comes there.
“New Year's Capital of Russia” is a project of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation created in 2012 with the purpose of promoting domestic and inbound tourism in the country. Every year they choose the city that will be the next New Year's capital.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina