On August 27, 2021, at 11:00 at Fort “Rif” (Kronstadt highway, 74, letter A), oak seedlings were planted as part of the “All-Russian oak grove of Emperor Peter the Great” program. The event was held under the auspices of the XII International Ecological Arts Festival “KronFest”.

The planting of three oak seedlings was attended by: Consul of France – Pascal Slivanski, Head of the Administration of the city of Kronstadt – Oleg Dovganyuk, Head of the Department of Environmental Dedication and External Relations of the Committee for Nature Management – Anna Petrova, organizer of the KronFest festival – Oleg Bykhovsky, head of the Fort “Rif” – Kirill Korobov, head of the sector of socio-cultural development of gardens of the Russian Museum – Viktor Melnikov, representatives of the Museum of the History of Kronstadt and artists participating in the festival.

Three seedlings of the All-Russian oak grove of Peter the Great appeared on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, numbered 225, 226 and 227. Each seedling has a certificate, and the planting site is marked on an interactive map on the site “Gardens of the Russian Museum”.

The program “All-Russian oak grove of Peter the Great”, timed to coincide with the 350th anniversary of the emperor, is a symbol of the connection between times and all Peter’s iconic places. Planting oak seedlings from Peter the Great’s time is a continuation of the traditions of oak planting by Peter the Great, and also makes an invaluable contribution to the preservation of the valuable natural gene pool.