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Oak - Symbol Plant Of Moscow
November 8, 2014 17:24


The first stage of the All-Russian Initiative on the choice of symbol plants to be set in Sevastopol is completed; the residents of Moscow, according to preliminary estimates, voted for English oak as a symbol of the capital. This is evidenced by the results of the voting posted on the official website of the initiative.

The press service of the “Priroda” (“Nature“) Foundation for Promotion of Environmental Protection confirmed that oak leads in the voting, according to preliminary results. The meeting of the organizing committee announcing the final results of the voting may take place on November 10. “Yes, we are still counting the votes, there are no final results. Moreover, oak and lilac stand, as they say, “head-on”.

Some numbers will be added from “Active Citizen”, and there oak leads by a landslide with a margin of about 80 thousand votes. We can safely say that this plant will be the symbol of Moscow, according to the results of this stage” - the press service said. As it is specified on the initiative’s website, the majority of people - 115 802 – voted for oak, which is 23% of all votes.

The second line is taken by Syringa vulgaris (also 23%, but a smaller number of votes - 115 643). Maple and linden received 71 098 and 60 390 votes, respectively. The last lines are taken by: ash (47 816 votes), rowan tree (35 042), elm (29 050), willow (18 946). The all-Russian initiative “The Alley of Russia” is held in accordance with the decree of the Government of the Russian Federation on the initiative of the Ministry of Natural Resources and “Priroda” (“Nature“)  Foundation for Promotion of Environmental Protection.

The citizens of Russia chose the “green symbols” of their regions for creation of “The Alley of Russia” - a natural and cultural park of the Republic of Crimea in Sevastopol - during four months, starting from July 1. A total of 85 Russian regions participated in the initiative. The first “Alley of Russia” will become a symbol of the reunification of the Crimea with Russia, it is to be planted to the anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War - May 9, 2015 According to the results of voting, the federal stage of the project starts, where the organizing committee of the initiative will begin work on the creation of park zones “The Alley of Russia”, as the Agency of Urban News “Moskva” reports.

Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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