Ivangorod is situated near Saint-Petersburg. It had become the capital of the Middle Ages for two days. Courageous knights and talented musicians had come to town.
Festival "Western outpost" consisted of the next activities such as: a joust, massive battles warriors, musical program of the theatre "Medieval city".
The strongest and bravest knights arrived here from different cities of Russia. They had shown their bravery in fight on a horse. They surprised the spectators of their dexterity of the close fight. They had been dressed in a heavy armour.
Viewers exulted, when someone of knights had won a duel.
The correspondent Katrin of a Kingisepp portal had a talk with Jean Bogdasarovym,who was an organizer of the action, and the head of the club "the Teutonic Order". They reconstructed not only actions connected with the history of Middle Ages. They restored events related with Russian history.
The organization consists of 150 people from different cities. The Joust, a close fight, archery were held in June, 15th and 16th.
Spectators had listened to the concert. A musical-theatrical program “Medieval city “ was held in the evening of June, 15th. It included musical performance, that was given by the group of of medieval music “Drolls”. There were dances, theatrical scenes from a life of medieval city. This program is unique. The program goes only two times a year in Ivangorod and Vyborg. It is completely changed every year.
The festival was held the third time. The camp had been arranged near the fortress where tourists could settle down in their tents. There were only historical constructions inside of a fortress. They spend such festivals only in castles, fortresses. Their main aim is - immersing the viewer in that era.
This year, they are going to do three very different performances about the Middle Ages
"Western outpost" is a traditional festival that consisted of a joust, the fights and battles. Ivangorod in June 15,16.
"Medieval Town". It is an immersion in the life of the city, the musical-theater festival will be held in Ivangorod in July, 20.
"Medieval fairy tale" is a stylized joust on the script. Ivangorod in September, 21-22.
Address of the fortress: 88454, Leningrad Region, Ivangorod Kingiseppskoye highway, 6. Phone: 007-813-75-517-92. Opening hours: 10.00-18.00. Closed on Monday.
Address of touristic center: Ivangorod, st. Kingiseppskoye w., 8. Phone / fax: 007 - 81375 - 53369. E-mail: dir.center @ ivangorod.ru
The other festival called “Nevsky batalii” (2012)