Ice Queens are all the rage these days. Aside from the popularity of “Frozen”, sarcasm, snark, and apathy are kind of the hallmark of our age. But whatever, like we care. This week we’ll be taking a look at the Russian folktale, “The Snow Child”, from which the Christmastime figure, Snegurochka. We’ll be examine the construction of the modern Ice Queen trope, and the factors that psychologists say may contribute to those personality types. We will also be exploring the history of the real world Ice Queen of Russia, Anna Ioannovna and her ice palace.