Servicemen of the Russian Guard presented a New Year tree to an 85-year-old pensioner from the Leningrad Region. This was announced on Monday, December 27, at the press service of the department.
Margarita Nikolaevna Rudyak was very worried that, due to self-isolation, she would be left without the main symbol of the New Year, but the Russian Guards from the 33rd operational brigade of the North-Western District came to her aid. They delivered and installed a Christmas tree in the apartment, and also presented the elderly woman with a present, for which she expressed her gratitude to them.
Margarita Rudyak was born in 1936 in Kronstadt into a large family. With the beginning of World War II, her father went to the front, at the beginning of the blockade of Leningrad she was evacuated to Chelyabinsk. Margarita Rudyak returned to her hometown after the Victory.
On December 27, the head of the Moscow Department of Trade and Services, Alexei Nemeryuk, announced that New Year trees decorated by famous Russian designers would be presented to the capital’s orphanages. He recalled that Christmas trees have been erected on Kuznetsky Most Street for several years, which are decorated by designers using various concepts.
The traditional gallery of fashionable New Year trees, decorated with the participation of famous stylists, composers, ballet dancers and musicians, was opened as part of the Journey to Christmas festival.