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Russians Ask Father Frost for Help with Financial Woes, Love

As New Year's — the country's biggest holiday — approaches, plenty of kids, and grown-ups, are writing letters to Father Frost, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, asking for their wishes to come true.

While children's letters include a variety of toys, adults are asking Father Frost to help solve their personal and financial issues, Lyudmila Suranova, the head of Father Frost's mail service told the Russkaya Sluzhba Novostey (RSN) news website.

This year, men are asking to help pay back their loans or a pay raise, while women dream of good husbands, Suranova told RSN.

In addition, Suranova said, this year Father Frost received some letters asking for and end to the war. Many adults also wish to be rid of cancer.

Father Frost's mailbox has received around 3,000 letters from Russians and residents of other countries so far, RSN reported.

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