Monday, October 15, 2012

Russian Historical Camp - Alma reenactment 2012

Last post was about French and English camp on Alma reenactment and the battle. Now I want to tell you about Russian part of the event.

This time there were two interesting features during Alma reenactment 2012.

First one is Russian Historical Camp. Main idea was to avoid all modern things and adjust timetable to historical prototype.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Battle of Alma reenactment 2012

Reenactment of the Battle of Alma were on the last weekend of September this year. The schedule of the event was unusual. This time all action was appointed on Saturday. And on Sunday everyone could go on the Mikhaylovskaya battery, look at the presentation of reenactment clubs, listen to a military orchestra and visit an exhibition devoted to the Crimean war in Sheremetyev's museum.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Victory Day Reenactment in honor of 9th May, Kiev, Ukraine

This celebratory May reconstruction was absolutely another comparing with last event, where I took part. I want to tell you about our camp life during the Victory Day reenactment this May.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

200th Anniversary of Battle of Arapiles (Battle of Salamanca), Spain

Los Arapiles is a small town near quite big Spanish city Salamanca. It has only 600 habitants according to Wikipedia. But there was very interesting battle 200 years ago. So we came there to take part in it.

It's been a long time since I've showed up here. Sorry, my friends :) Recently I've returned from reenactment of Battle of Los Arapiles (Salamanca) in Spain. It was tremendous! One of the most remarkable events of this year for me. And next week I leave for 200th Anniversary of Borodino. And then - Battle of Alma in Crimea. Very intense schedule. :) But I'll try to do my best to bring interesting photos here.

Take care! See you :)

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.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Annual Battle of The Borodino - 2011

This year reenactment of The Borodino Battle were even more interesting comparing with last year event. There were one small spice.

Usually the main reenactment action was on Sunday. At first everybody goes to the place near Napoleonic war's monuments (tomb of the Great Army, monuments to the Russian Army and Artillery) and takes part in the official meeting with speeches of Russian and French official delegates. After the floral tribute all reenactors goes by bus to the main camp where everybody wait the start of the event. During that hour everybody are walking through the camp, chatting with each other, dining in field cоffee bar and so on.

On Saturday there was just try-out of the general battle. During the free time reenactors are doing what they want. But this time...

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Doronino - Living History Camp Near Borodino

Near the field of Borodino, where every year come a lot of reenactors for The Annual Battle of Borodino, there is a small peaceful village called Doronino. On its ground is situated a private museum of Russian culture and history "Doronino". Thanks to the director of Doronino museum this is not just a small Russian village. This is a beautiful living history camp for the best of reenactors where they can live at any time of the year!

Of cause, the most "hot" time is week of The Battle of Borodino. The event itself goes on the weekend but some of Doronino residents come earlier. It's good to live a calm life of XIX's century for a week :)