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The first post about Borodino battle reconstruction was devoted mainly to the preparations for the re-enactment.  The following pictures were captured during the “battle” itself (photos by Frederick Taer, clickable).

Borodino battle reconstruction, Russia - battlefield scenery

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Sep/10

22

Soviet knights of Mother Russia

Nice picture to illustrate unpredictable history of Russia :)

Soviet knights of Russia

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Sep/10

21

Borodino battle reconstruction sceneries

Borodino battle or Moscow river battle was the largest battle of Patriotic war of 1812 between Russia and France. The battle took place September 7, 1812 near Borodino village about 125 km to the west of Moscow city. Borodino battle is supposed to be one of the bloodiest one-day battles in history with Russian casualties of about 45,000 and French – 30,000.

The following nice photos were captured during the recent reconstruction of the great battle by Frederick Taer (all the photos are clickable). The second part of the photos – Borodino battlefield sceneries.

Borodino battle reconstruction, Russia

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The second part of photos captured in several villages of Kich-Gorodetsky district of Vologda oblast by Olya Ivanova (Part 1)

Russian country people

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The following pictures were captured during the annual summer festival of the Middle Ages “The first capital of Rus” that took place in Staraya Ladoga town of Leningrad oblast.  The photos were captured by S.Chernov.

Staraya Ladoga, Russia Middle Ages Festival

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Jul/10

30

Escaping the forest fire

Several Russian regions suffer heavy forest fires because of the extremely hot weather. Here is the video of escaping from the village of Tamboles by the only available road.

The village is located in Nizhegorodskaya oblast. Attention! The video is full of offensive Russian language.

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Jul/10

24

The people of Russian villages photos

The following photos were captured in several villages of Kich-Gorodetsky district of Vologda oblast by Olya Ivanova

The second part of the photos

Russian country people view

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The following video presents a small number of color photos captured by Russian photographer Sergey Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky in the beginning of 20th century. Unique photos give us the opportunity to see the life of Russian Empire in color just before its end.

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Feb/10

15

Russia before the revolutions of 1917

The color photos of people and landscapes of the Russian Empire captured in the beginning of the 20th century.

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