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Re-enactor strives to survive on a 9th century farm

Pavel Sapozhnikov of Khotkovo is undertaking an experiement in history this winter by seeking to survive a tough, Russian winter "in a 9th-century environment, with no access to electricity, the Internet or other modern amenities." Dmitry Vinogradov of RIA Novosti has the story.

Russian Military History Society christens re-enactment theme park

Moscow has a attraction: the Zhivaya Istoriya (Live History) theme park in the Rumyantsevo district, a theme park dedicated to historical re-enactment. he first organization to use the park was the Russian Military History Society who presented the Streletskaya Sloboda (Marksman Settlement) festival in August 2013.

Golden Horde site in jeopardy from flooding

Saraichik, a medieval trade center of the Golden Horde in Kazakhstan, has withstood the Mongols, the Turks, and the Cossacks, but now the ancient trade city faces a worse fate: Mother Nature. The few buildings left at the site have been ravished by floods from the Ural River and beaten by storms.

Historical Glassworks- glassblowing

Historical Glassworks creates handblown glass articles, specializing in historical reproductions. Available items include tools, feast gear, accessories, and decorative gifts. They also offer live demonstrations. View their calendar for a list of upcoming events in your area.

[OUT] More Yummier

More  Yummier, A Collegium concentrating on Russia, April 20, 2013, Shire of Windkeep, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Driving Russia's Golden Ring

Despite the aggrevation of Russia's roads,  a road trip around the country's Golden Ring, "a circuit of about 10 ancient towns northeast of Moscow, each with its own set of glittering onion-domed churches and medieval fortresses," can be rewarding. Freelance writer iand a former Moscow correspondent for The New York Times, Celestine Bohlen, discusses her recent trip.

Byzantine shipswreck found off the coast of ancient Phanagoria

Russian Archaeologists are excited by the discovery of an 8th century Byzantine shipwreck discovered under Taman Bay in the Bacl Sea. The merchant ship, called the "most valuable artifact in 12 years" still held only one amphora in what must have once been a large cargo.

[ATL] Coronation of Vladimir and Kalisa

Darkness looms in Atlantia, as the time for a new Tzar has come. Sadly for the people, transitions of power at this time are rarely peaceful. The next in line for the Throne is not clear cut.  Factions maneuver trying to gain support for their candidates.

In search of Kitezh

Archaeologists are looking for evidence of Kitezh, the “Russian Atlantis,” on the shores of Svetloyar Lake near Nizhny Novgorod. According to legend, Kitezh is "a hidden city where the righteous live and work in prayer, and where only the chosen ones can enter."

Medieval Estonian documents go online

The oldest written documents in Estonia are now online thanks to a joint project between the Estonian State Archives and the Estonian History Museum. The oldest documents data from the mid 13th century.

Website devoted to the study of Cyrillic and Glagolitic manuscripts

The Special Commission on the Computer-Supported Processing of Mediæval Slavonic Manuscripts and Early Printed Books has created a website to faciliate the study of Cyrillic and Glagolitic manuscripts and early printed books.

"Young Warrior's" grave reveals links to Kyivan Rus king

National Geographic's website offers a slideshow of artifacts discovered recently in eastern Europe. Among them are the remains from a grave in Poland dubbed the "Young Warrior."

[WES] Michaelmas

The winds have changed, the harvest has come. Join us on Saturday, October 8, 2011 as we celebrate the changing of the seasons with a feast in the style of Medieval Russia. This is an event focused around the joys of period cooking, and all helpers of any skill level are encouraged to join in the fun of the kitchen.

Free history at MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers free online courses under its MITOpenCourseWare program. Among the many subjects offered is history.

Ancient Ukraine comes to Houston

For the first time, many residents of the United States will be able to view Ukrainian treasures spanning 6,000 years. The exhibition will be hosted by the Houston (Texas) Museum of Natural Science from May 27 to Sept 5, 2011.

Russian icons at Boston museum

Lady Zabava reports that the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Massachusetts will present a "stunning, major exhibition of 37 paintings and artifacts from Moscow’s Andrey Rublev Museum—most never shown before in the U.S—" from now until July 25, 2011.

Tomb of medieval warrior found in Russia

Archaeologists have found the tomb of a 14th century soldier in the Adygeya region of Russia. The body was found with a saber and arrows along with other ornate grave goods.

Russia hopes to attract tourists to medieval city

Centuries before St. Petersburg, Velikiy Novgorod was a European-wide trading center and Russia's gateway to the West. Now Russian officials are hoping to attract history-loving tourists to the country's oldest Slavic city.

"Caucasian Stonehenge" found in Russia

Russian archaeologist Andrey Belinskiy believes he has discovered a "Caucasian Stonehenge" built by a Bronze Age civilization around 1600 BCE. The well-preserved ruins are located in the North Caucasus mountains.

Medieval graves found in Siberia

Siberian archeologists are working to excavate a medieval cemetery, dating to the 11th century, near the River Angara in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. Over 10,000 items such as jewelry, pottery and tools have been found.

10th century silver spur found in Russia

An elaborate silver spur, possibly belonging to a knight, has been found in Zelenogradsk, Russia, a town on the Baltic Sea. The Prussian town was a major commercial center known for its decorative arts in the 10th century.

Siberian mystery

On an island in the middle of a remote lake in Siberia, not far from the Mongolian border, lies the fortress of Por-Bajin. Por-Bajin is an archaeological site that dates to the 8th or 9th century. Its walls enclose 7 acres (2.8 hectares), a maze of about 30 buildings.

12th century leather mask found in Novgorod

Victor Singh, of the Veliki Novgorod archaeological project in Russia, has announced the discovery of a pagan mask, cut from the top of a leather boot, in the 13th Troitsky Pit. (photo)

[GLE] Christmas Revel

Their Excellencies Charles and Martha, along with the Barony of Axemoor invite one and all to travel to Russia with us for our annual Christmas Revel. A Russian feast will be prepared by HE Mistress Anastasia Alexandrovna Andreeva. After feast entertainment provided by Green Fairy Productions. There might even be a special visit from Father Christmas.

12th century children's bow found in Russia

A small bow, believed to have been a toy for a child, was found in an excavation in Staraya, Novgorod Region, Russia. A tiny arrow was also found nearby.

Birch bark manuscripts found in Novgarod

A school girl taking part in a dig in Novgorod, Russia has discovered two birch bark manuscripts and a medieval seal.

10th century burial mound discovered in Russian village

Local residents of Urvanovo Village, Russia, have discovered a 10th century burial mound. The residents were working on a broken water line on the when they found a variety of metal jewlery.

Slavic University III photos online

THL Marija Kotok reports that an album of photos from Slavic University III, taken by her lord husband, Lord Petr, are available to view online. The event took place April 10, 2010 in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Website offers detailed photos of Novgorod leather

From Legio Draconis: a website with photos of the amazingly-preserved leather from Novgorod, Russia including sheathes, pouches and incredibly, whole boots and shoes, dating to the 12th and 14th centuries.

Medieval remains and pottery found in Georgia monastery

Archaeologists working on the excavation at the church of Ayios Nikolaos, on the site of the 10th century Georgian Monastery, at Gialia village in Paphos, have discovered four ossuaries containing human remains.