What is Christmas? Besides being the most wonderful day of the year, besides being a time to reunite with your family, a time to give gifts, the Santa Claus time or whatever else? Christmas is.. COLD! Yes, it's in winter and therefore in many areas of the world Christmas will be a very cold day, maybe even with some snow outside. And while there are some places where the cold can be actually manageable, there are other countries where the cold can be very, very... well, cold. One example is Russia, a country known for his unpleasant weather and famous in history for its tremendous winter.
With so much cold, it's naturally to have a Santa of their own! And this small statue, sold on Amazon for 23,99 dollars and made as well by Jim Shore, is exactly that.
A nice, little colorful Santa Claus that screams "I'm Russian!" on every single detail. Just look at the drawing on his dress: the drawing is clearly a building very similar to the famous St. Basil's Cathedral (that many confuse with the Kremlin). Colorful, tall, wonderful! Being Russian, he's not holding a sack but instead one of those little doll with other dolls inside, called matrioska. He wears also a green dress and a staff with some nice typical Christmas plants on it. And of course the hat, the typical Russian Ushanka. completely white!
This Santa is very colorful, and it looks less serious and solemn than the Austrian one. Not only for all the colors and the various nice details that you can spot on the figure, but also because of his face! Just look at that smile, and tell me if it doesn't bring you joy! The big white beard, the close eyes, and the moustache on the top of the small smiling mouth surely bring forward the typical Christmas spirit.
- Extremely colorful
- His smile brings joy
- Tiny but extremely detailed
- It shows a lot of typical Russian elements
- Smaller than expected
- Arrived in a terrible state, with bad painting
- Arrived broken