Bitva na Neve festival

17 July, Sunday
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The real tournament, full contact fighting and medieval crafts fair will take place in Saint-Petersburg this summer. 

On 16-17 of July at the Peter and Paul fortress will be held the third festival of Military History - "Bitva na Neve".

"Bitva na Neve" – is a spectacular mass battles, fighting and jousting tournament right in the center of St. Petersburg. This is the opportunity to join the History, to try on armor or just enjoy a unique show. Dozens of historical reconstruction clubs from all over Russia and abroad will take part in the festival , some of them will present guests with live exhibition of achievements of their periods , while others will take part in the horse tournament and mass battles. During the festival will run historic Fair and many themed entertainment venues for all the family , where children and adults will have the opportunity to learn how to fight with swords or, as in the old days , to forge a souvenir in real camp forge.

This year, the org-team "Valour of Ages" took into account the wishes of the audience, and for the curious, those who want to dig deeper into the story, will operate an open lecture. Here, during the festival will be held lectures for everyone from leading historians, master classes on historical crafts, discussions and seminars on topical historical problems.
In addition, the tournament program will be significantly expanded this year.

In opposite of Artillery Museum there will be located a stadium for the real medieval jousting tournament, that is even more enchanting and spectacular than the modern extreme show.

The tilt-yard for the medieval battle will be waiting for warriors just near the historic walls of the fortress. At that place the best fighters of Russia and abroad will meet in single and mass battle.

Now, not only men, but ladies can show their prowess in battle. For the first time in the world, the numerous requests of the beautiful half reenactment community in the Bitva na Neve in 2016 will be full contact historical women fighting 3 for 3!

Entrance is traditionally free

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