Russia's President Putin meets children as he visits Father Frost's palace in Veliky Ustyug

 
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin meets children as he visits Father Frost's palace in Veliky Ustyug in the Vologda region, about 650 km (400 miles) north of Moscow, January 7, 2008. Father Frost is the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus. REUTERS/Misha Japaridze/Pool (RUSSIA)