The residence was opened in November 1998 as part of the project ”Velikii Ustiug – the residence of Ded Moroz.“
42 hectares contain Ded Moroz's rooms, a studio, a gift shop and a throne hall. Nearby the so-called Russian amusement park, there are places to go sledding, a winter garden and even a zoo.
As he welcomed the head of state, Ded Moroz said that since its founding the residence has been visited by around one million people, and that he has received nearly two million letters.
Vladimir Putin visited Ded Moroz's rooms, in particular the wishing room, a study with gifts from children from every region of Russia and 15 foreign countries, as well as the library.
To commemorate Vladimir Putin's visit to the residence, Ded Moroz gave the head of state a silver-plated Russian doll as a present.
As he left Ded Moroz's rooms the head of state spoke with residents and guests of Velikii Ustiug.