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MOSCOW, December 17. /TASS/. The main Christmas tree of Russia arrived on Sunday in the Moscow Kremlin. To the destination it was delivered the driver in the Santa Claus suit, the correspondent of TASS.

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The truck with valuable cargo from the Moscow region in the path was accompanied by cars of traffic police. Traditionally, the main symbol of the New year was brought to the Cathedral square through the Spassky gate. That’s where the tree will appear in all its glory by the beginning of the Christmas holidays. The driver at the entrance to the Kremlin handed to the officer of the guard “Podorozhny ratification” and reported the arrival of the tree.

Main tree of the country for the ninth consecutive year brought from the suburbs, it cut down on December 15 in Domodedovo airport, near the rural settlement of Kalachevo. Tradition to bring in the Christmas tree capital of Moscow province, was born in the time of Peter the great.

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The height of the tree is 27 meters, trunk diameter – 60 cm, wingspan lower branches – 10 meters. The main spruce 2018, much younger than her predecessors: she is 90 years old, while last year was 110 years old, and ate 2015 – 120 years.

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Coniferous wood has a smooth pyramidal form, intense dark green in colour, it has no shrunken or broken branches. Spruce, corresponding to these parameters, searched for in all the territory of the Moscow region. The unanimous decision of the competition Commission tree from Domodedovo recognized as the best of several tens of coniferous trees growing in different forest districts of the Moscow region.

As noted earlier, the TASS press Secretary Manager of the Russian President Elena Krylova, December 26 in the Kremlin Palace will go children’s holiday national Christmas tree, which invited about 6 thousand students from all regions of Russia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.