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Russian Snow Maiden visits Turnagain Elementary School

Yulia Prokofyeva explains the Russian legend of the Snow Maiden while visiting classrooms Friday morning Jan. 11, 2013 at Turnagain Elementary School. The Snow Maiden and Father Frost were set to visit an evening community event celebrating the Russian New Year at the school, hosted by the school's Russian Immersion Program. The celebration was set to include a New Year's play, songs, dances and small presents for children.
Erik Hill
First graders close their eyes to make New Year's wishes during a visit from the Snow Maiden of Russian folklore Friday morning Jan. 11, 2013 at Turnagain Elementary School.
Erik Hill
Yulia Prokofyeva explains the Russian legend of the Snow Maiden while visiting classrooms Friday morning Jan. 11, 2013 at Turnagain Elementary School.
Erik Hill
Yulia Prokofyeva, right, poses with first graders as she explains the Russian legend of the Snow Maiden while visiting classrooms Friday morning Jan. 11, 2013 at Turnagain Elementary School.
Erik Hill
Yulia Prokofyeva explains the Russian legend of the Snow Maiden while visiting classrooms Friday morning Jan. 11, 2013 at Turnagain Elementary School. The Snow Maiden and Father Frost were set to visit an evening community event celebrating the Russian New Year at the school, hosted by the school's Russian Immersion Program. The celebration was set to include a New Year's play, songs, dances and small presents for children.
Erik Hill
Yulia Prokofyeva offers New Year's gifts of magical pencils as she explains the Russian legend of the Snow Maiden while visiting classrooms Friday morning Jan. 11, 2013 at Turnagain Elementary School.
Erik Hill
Yulia Prokofyeva, center, poses with kindergartners as she explains the Russian legend of the Snow Maiden while visiting classrooms Friday morning Jan. 11, 2013 at Turnagain Elementary School.
Erik Hill
Yulia Prokofyeva explains the Russian legend of the Snow Maiden to kindergartners while visiting classrooms Friday morning Jan. 11, 2013 at Turnagain Elementary School.
Erik Hill
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