During Christmas and New Years in Russia you will always see pictures of Santa Claus (or “Father Frost” as he is called here) being accompanied by a beautiful “Snow Maiden” who is supposed to be his grand-daughter.
The Snow Maiden is portrayed as a beautiful girl with long blond hair who delights in the snow flakes that fall around her.
Well it’s always interesting to see just how closely fact can follow fiction.
And in the case of our lovely Elena below I think you can see why..
There is a fierce Siberian blizzard raging outside my window right now.
Cars are crawling through the icy roads and a small army of backhoes are out in force trying to clear out the mountain of blinding snow that mother nature is dumping on us.
I feel like a member of the Rebel Alliance hiding out on the ice world of Hoth right now.
It is truly nasty and unforgiving out there.
So my thoughts naturally turn towards warmer days filled with sunshine and spectacular summer “vistas”.
One such “vista” along with her equally lovely sister are Christmas Eve babies who are celebrating their birthdays today.
So on top of wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas..
Please join me in extending a very special birthday wish to Miss Lena and Miss Luda.
(Believe it or not.. Due to their sense of modesty they actually didn’t want me to share these photos with you but I thought it would be a crime against humanity to keep their beauty a secret and to follow that request. So in the greater interest of putting real holiday smile and cheer on to your faces I hope you will help me to convince them otherwise. ) 🙂
Well I can’t say I’m surprised..
But its still nice to know that these ladies are getting some positive international recognition.
Ms. Kseniya Sukhinova is practically my neighbour since she come from the gritty industrial city of Tyumen.
I wish this young lady the best and I’m sure that her reign as Miss World 2008 will be a positive one.
(Just in case your wondering here are some other photos from the Miss Russia 2008 contest leading up to Miss World.)