Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Victory Day Parade in Zaporozhye, Ukraine

Before going to Kiev on reenactment, I visited Zaporozhye, Ukraine and took part in Victory Parade in honor of 9th of May (Victory Day) along the main city street.

The private museum of a retro cars "Phaeton" was point of start for parade basis, set of the Soviet military vehicles. Exactly thanks to director of this museum and an initiative of ordinary people in the city passes remarkable celebration of veterans of Great Patriotic War 1941-1945. 

I will tell about this museum in a separate post. And now let's talk about Victory Day Parade.

I would like to find any special magical words to tell you that occurred this day, on May 9. And it is even better to share directly somehow those memoirs and experiences. By telepathy. But I have to use only usual letters and photos. :)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Living history camp near Eupatoria, Crimea

Recently I've found some nice photos from living history camp near Eupatoria, Crimea. It was performed in April 2010 as first event in year dedicated to Crimean War reenactment. The main idea was to meet with our friends from Eupatoria, Minskiy Pehotniy Polk (Minskiy Infantry Regiment) in the field, create a living history bivouac and small action only for reenactors.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Liberation of Kiev 1943, november 2011

I had a lot of urgent work last half of a year. But now the blog will be regularly updated. I've collected a lot of interesting materials! And I will begin with story about reconstruction of the Great Patriotic War (this is the name of the part of Second World War which took place in the territory of the USSR) which passed in November, 2011. It was dedicated to liberation of Kiev in 1943.

We were brought to an army arrangement in the morning on November 5. We had half of a hour to change our clothes, put all necessary into our duffel bags and went from the base to positions of signal section as reinforcement.

Vehicles with new participants were coming since yesterday so part of our team already were in the field and started performance of a fighting task - to construct the line of wire communication from observation post to a control filter post.