Parade of authentic Christmas trees

Russian New Year and Christmas would be unthinkable without a tree. Christmas trees are put up everywhere: from houses  to squares. They can be natural or artificial, and there are many special rules and even laws associated with them.

The main tree in Russia stands on Cathedral Square inside the Kremlin. Each year, foresters in and around Moscow hold a contest for the best tree. It must meet the height requirements and have a proper crown. The height of the main Christmas tree is usually about 35 meters, and it should be at least 100 years old.

Also more than 30 Christmas trees have been decorated by children’s creativity studios, Moscow districts’ authorities, design companies and were established in Museon Art Park. One of the most original projects is a blanket-wrapped Christmas tree reading a book. The exposition will be open for visitors till January 8.

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