OAK OF PETER THE GREAT IN OMSK
Ten seedlings grown from oak acorns, according to legend, planted in the territory of the Summer Garden in St. Petersburg personally by Peter the Great in 1708, have replenished the Program of the Russian Museum “All-Russian Oakwood of Emperor Peter the Great” in Omsk. Young oak trees were solemnly planted on the alley of Museum Street and in the park named after. Dzerzhinsky.
Representatives of the Omsk city administration, the SISTEMA Charitable Foundation, representatives of the administration of the Omsk Regional Museum of Fine Arts named after M.A. Vrubel and the chief curator of the gardens of the Russian Museum took part in the event, which was held as part of the large-scale action “Cultural Day Off”.
Planting seedlings from the oak of the time of Peter the Great is an invaluable contribution to the preservation of the historical and cultural heritage and a valuable historical natural gene pool.