Evolution of the New Year tree

In Soviet times when religion was frowned on by the Communist authorities, Russians called Christmas trees 'New Year's trees'. This graphic shows the evolution of this ever-green symbol, decorations and toys across time and different countries.

In Soviet times when religion was frowned on by the Communist authorities, Russians called Christmas trees 'New Year's trees'. This graphic shows the evolution of this ever-green symbol, decorations and toys across time and different countries. Read more: 10 facts about Orthodox Christmas

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