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"Preobrazhensky Life Guards", 1709
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300 anniversary of the Battle of POLTAVA: Part 2. Peter and Paul Fortress in St.Petersburg, July 11, 2009.

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On the second day, 11 July, we were to reenact the battle on an island of Peter and Paul fortress in the centre of St.Petersburg.

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Ceremony inside the fortress.

First day of celebrations, 10 July, was held in the park near St.Sampson Cathedral: we established historical camp, exercised, made presentations for the public and trained for the battle of the next day.


Marching through the fortress to the battlefield
Charles evidently lacked this caliber 300 years ago )

Armies move to their respective positions
Swedes
Russians
Here we waited for the signal...

(с) Photos by participants and spectators of the festival.  

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Living History Unit "Preobrazhensky Life Guards" (с) 2009