Monday, September 7, 2009

June 27th 2009. Poltava Battle field.

The spirit of 300th anniversary of the Battle of Poltava on June 27th 2009 was not only visiting main sights of the battle field and laying flowers and wreaths on graves and memorials in memory of those who were killed in the decisive battle of the Stora Nordiska Kriget 1700-1721. It essentially represented the universal solidarity of those who are interesting with military history as a thrilling science. In spite of politicization of the Battle of Poltava and its impact on Europe of 18th century many foreigners were attracted to attend the gathering on the battlefield and formed a large crowd from many countries including guests from Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, Canada, Germany, Poland, America and others. In his interview with Ukrainian mass media Poltava Major Andriy Matkovsky said that Organizational committee of 300th anniversary of the Battle of Poltava has been working together with Poltava local police to avoid any fighting caused by political reasons. As a whole the climate on the battlefield was friendly. You can make sure of it by browsing some pictures taken by me on the Poltava Battle field on Jun 27th 2009. To get an access to the virtual album just click on following link.