Saturday, September 4, 2010

Legends of the Ancient Kyiv Festival from the IX – XI Centuries

This impressive medieval military show have taken place on August 28, 2010 in the village of Kopachiv located 35 km. away from the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. About 500 miliraty reconstructors from Ukraine, Poland, Russia, Belarus, and France arrived to this hospitable village to show what life was like in 9th-11th centuries to the numerous spectators. Many forgotten holds of hand-to-hand combat of that time were shown to the appreciative audience. In the frame at the festival a big medieval culinary contest was organized. A few medieval music group presented their performance to the public. I sincere wish SMB members were here!