Walking through the gardens of the Russian Museum, pay attention to the tall trees with large trunks. These plants are more than 100 years old, and some are even more than 200 and 300 years old. All these trees survived the terrible years of the Great Patriotic War. In the wood of many of them, fragments from enemy bombs and shells are still hidden. The trees were seen by the military defending Leningrad, gardeners who tended the gardens throughout the war. The trees remember both the school gardens of the blockade and the post-war restoration of the gardens.

They are real living witnesses of history.

As you pass these giants, remember those thanks to whom our country won that terrible war. And those who have preserved the unique gardens in the center of Leningrad – St. Petersburg.

Happy Holidays.