Thousands came to watch the Ded Moroz and Snegurochka parade celebrating the opening of Ded Moroz's residence in city of Ryazan, on Saturday. Ded Moroz and Snegurochka waved to the crowds in a white convertible as five hundred Ded Morozes and Snegurochkas followed, wishing the crowds a happy festive period. The procession was led by a team of reindeers pulling Snegurochka along with a husky... Еще, while a brass band played New Year songs among the parade. From December 24 to January 8, Ded Moroz will wait for children young and old to take photos. Ded Moroz 'Grandfather Frost' is a Slavic fictional character similar to Father Christmas, while Snegurochka or The Snow Maiden is often shown as Ded Moroz's granddaughter and helper.