Russian Santas with Nutcracker

     Russian Santas with Nutcracker became lately a beloved theme of Russian carvings. Since Russian ballet "Nutcracker" is very popular in Russia, Russian artists apply the character of nutcracker to carved figures of Russian Santas Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost). Different styles of Russian Ded Moroz quickly appeared- Russian Santas with carved nutcracker on the front, Santas with nutcracker on the back, Santa with nutcracker painted around Santa figurine and many others. They differ in size, quality of carving, intricacy of painting, rarity. Some of them are very rare. Others are unique.