Where do the main New Year trees in different countries come from and how much
Every year, Christmas trees appear in major cities around the world. They are very different, some spend millions on them, and others get trees for free. This year, the most famous Christmas tree in Russia was installed in Kemerovo. Artificial LED spruce cost 18 million rubles (283 thousand dollars).
BBC Russian Service compared so much stand and where do they get the trees in Britain, Russia, the USA and other countries.
Norwegians from 1947 year give spruce for London in gratitude for the help in the Second World War. But this year, not everyone was pleased with the gift.
“She looks a little pathetic and sad,” says a local resident.
“We would like to know why we upset Norway so much,” another Londoner echoes.
On the subject: Real or artificial: which Christmas tree to choose
The most famous Christmas tree in Russia is in Kemerovo. Artificial LED “forest beauty” cost 18 million rubles (283 thousand dollars).
“We decided to purchase a mid-priced Christmas tree. There are Christmas trees on the manufacturer’s website both for 29 million rubles (456 thousand dollars) and 35 million ... (550 thousand dollars), ”said the head of Kemerovo Ilya Seredyuk.
They spent even more on a musical tree in Kazan. It is still being built, but the cost is already known - 42 million rubles (660 thousand dollars).
The main US tree in Washington was lit by the Trump couple. The ceremony cost the White House almost 181 one thousand dollars.
But Christmas trees can be made from garbage. In the Estonian city of Viimsi, a New Year tree was made of cans.
“It draws attention to the problem of global warming and to the fact that people use more cars,” says a local resident. - Makes me think".
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