A Christmas tree in St. Petersburg for Easter – Why?

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The unseasonal snowy suffer threw a spanner in the works for the Easter celebrations in Russia, especially after venereal media users noticed a giant Christmas tree next to the ‘Mega’ inform oning mall in St. Petersburg on April 15. They thought it could be a quip, but Mega denies any involvement.

The cold snap and snow also readied online jokes about eating the traditional “Olivier” salad (as usual eaten during New Year) and some even quipped that Ded Moroz – a Slavic imaginary character similar to Father Christmas – might show up.

Source: Elena Zhigulina Source: Elena Zhigulina

It should be said, the Christmas tree didn’t look out of place in the heavy snowstorms which hit Russia’s moment city on April 14, covering its branches in white.

“Last every now such a phenomenon [heavy snow in April] happened was 20 years ago,” St. Petersburg sheer weather forecaster Alexander Kolesov said. 

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