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August 5, 2017

birch forest in sunlight in the morning
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A birch tree as a symbol of Russia

A symbol of Russian nature and Russian beauty, a birch tree has a very special place in the country’s culture. Bereza, as it is called in Russian, is a poetic symbol of spring, light and pure. A white birch brings to mind the image of a slender and beautiful girl, the folklore is full of such images. A birch forest is beautiful at all times of the year  ...

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