Horizontal Christmas Tree in Moscow’s Gorky Park Goes Viral, Sets Record

PHOTO by Mikhail Voskresensky / RIA Novosti

Moscow’s Gorky Park erected a horizontal Christmas tree on Dec. 21 that “floats in the air” at the park’s main gate.

Users of social networks organised a flash mob to support Gorky Park’s latest installation.

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As part of the flash mob, Facebook users began to publish inverted pictures with the hash tag “povernigolovu,” (#поверниголову) which translates into English as “tilt your head.”

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“Every year in anticipation of the New Year holidays, Gorky Park puts up an unusual fir tree, an art piece, at the main entrance,” said Marta Sakharova, head of Gorky Park’s press service. “This time, we hung up a spruce horizontally. It literally pierces the colonnade and floats in the air. The floating Christmas tree was the idea of Gorky Park’s creative team. The 30-metre-long spruce is decorated with a 300-metre-long garland. Our tree interested the Russian Book of Records and the agency’s representatives came to the park and awarded us with a new record: the longest Christmas tree in Russia.”