This year will not, “Father Frost” (equivalent to our Santa Claus) come to the Ukrainian children. He is branded as a Soviet symbol, and therefore will not be allowed in Ukraine. Also his grandchild Snowflake, is banned.
How do you explain this to the children, who have been waiting for them to come with the gifts on New Year’s eve. They have been waiting for him for a whole year – every year.
However, the children are smart, and have other thought. Santa Claus lives in northern Finland. There, he has an full workshop. They are sure that Santa Claus is flying with his reindeer to Ukraine’s children on New Year’s Eve. / Tanja Verozub and Miriam Adolphi