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Month: January 2021

Snegurochka, or Snow Maiden: A Russian New Year’s Tale

Haven’t we all at some point wished snowmen could come alive? They’d play into our snowball fights, or sing like Frosty… a girl can dream. Well, today’s the day, folks! That’s exactly what happens in this Russian holiday tale. We’ll meet an elderly couple and their darling Snegurochka, or Snow Maiden: she’s a miraculous child born from snow. Tethered to wintry days, she’s forever pale, and snow cold… Snegurochka longs for warmth, for love, for affection. Just what lengths will she go to obtain it? The answer, as always, lies in the story – listen in to find out. And С Новым Годом to all!

WEBSITE ILLUSTRATION DESCRIPTION: A vintage Russian postcard with a beautiful depiction of the Snow Maiden. From the LucyMarket shop on Etsy. See it here:


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