The Kremlin New Year Tree

Workers prepare to load on trailer the Kremlin New Year Tree shortly after it was cut in a forest.

Workers prepare to load on trailer the Kremlin New Year Tree shortly after it was cut in a forest, some 70 km north of Moscow, on December 17, 2012. The tree is to be mounted at Kremlin's Sobornaya (Cathedral) Square in Moscow. New Year's is the biggest holiday of the year in Russia, and is followed by the Orthodox Christmas on January 7. Source: AFP/East News

All rights reserved by Rossiyskaya Gazeta.