In the Summer Garden, the staff of the Russian Museum handed over 10 saplings of Petrovsky oak to the organizers of the Great Arctic Regatta. The expedition members will plant young trees in the mooring areas. So in the summer of 2021, the “Petrovskaya Alley of the Small Fleet of Russia” will appear in memory of the tsar-navigator.

The first stop of the regatta is on June 15 at the Oreshek fortress. The next day the first sapling of the alley will be planted in Shlisselburg. Also in the Leningrad region, stops are planned on the island of Konevets, in Priozersk, Novaya Ladoga, Lodeynoye Pole, Svirstroy, in Verkhniye Mandrogi, Podporozhye and the village of Ascension.

In the village of Ascension, where the Svir flows into Lake Onega, the historical brig “Polar Odyssey” will join the regatta. The regatta will pass through Karelia and finish in Arkhangelsk. Its participants will return to St. Petersburg at the end of July.

By the way, Peter’s oak is actually older than Peter 1. In 1708, the tsar decided to plant an oak grove in the Summer Garden. For this, already strong young oaks at the age of 35-40 years were brought from the surrounding area.