On August 14, 2021 at 11:30 in the village of Lisino-Korpus of the Leningrad Region, a ceremonial planting of three acorn seedlings from the Petrovsky oak, a monument of wildlife from the Summer Garden, took place within the framework of the Russian Museum’s project “All-Russian oak grove of Emperor Peter the Great”.

The event is timed to the patronal feast of the temple “The Origin of the Honorable Trees of the Life-Giving Cross of the Lord” – the main Temple of Forestry workers.

The construction of the church was carried out according to the project of the architect Nikolai Leontievich Benois. Currently, the temple is a courtyard of the Resurrection Novodevichy Convent.

The event was attended by: Abbess Sofia, abbess of the Novodevichy Convent, representatives of the Russian Museum, the administration of the Leningrad region, the Tosnensky district, the Forestry University and the Forestry of the Russian Federation.

The program of the Russian Museum “All-Russian oak grove of Emperor Peter the Great” has been operating since 2012. Saplings of Peter’s oak from the Summer Garden have already been planted in 52 iconic places in Russian cities and in five European countries. The program is dedicated to the 350th anniversary of Peter I, which will be celebrated in 2022.