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Novgorod ethnographical club of old-Russian traditional military culture Rhat
Working hours:
Пн – Пт: 15:00 – 20:00

Mon – Fri: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Address:


Telephone:
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E-mail:
adresat_nov@mail.ru

www:
http://vk.com/club1109139

GPS:
58.52887400, 31.29373800
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Novgorod historical and ethnographical club Rhat began its activity in 1996. Originally it was conceived as a place of meeting of the people who are interested in old-Russian history, traditions, but during some time it had turned to club in which the main attention is given to old-Russian military culture in all its manifestations.

The members of the club Rhat are studying practically all life aspects of professional medieval warrior in Russia. They study the period since 9th century, the time of standing of statehood at the territories of Novgorod, to 14th - 15th centuries the epoch of clearing of the Tatar yoke and the formation of the state with the center in Moscow. The program of training includes skills of using the medieval weapon, skills of fisticuffs and wrestling. Skills to make an armour by yourself and to be able to repair it in field conditions are obligatory. Warriors study to sit in the saddle, to sail and to row. The musical culture also is an integral part of a life of modern warriors.

The club is constant participant of many Russian historical festivals on reconstruction of medieval battles. During the time of existence of the club his members have visited Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Tver, Tula, Kolomna, Vyborg, Priozersk, Novomoskovsk and many other Russian cities. They took part in filming in Great Novgorod, Pskov, Izborsk, Tula, participated in the international festivals in Tartu (Estonia) and Vizby (Sweden). Annually in April in Great Novgorod historical and ethnographical club Rhat organizes the festival devoted to a victory of prince Alexander Nevsky in the battle on lake Chudskoe. Fighters from many clubs of Russia and the former Soviet republics take part in this festival. Under the given festival the tournament and the reconstruction of battlefield are carried out.

Besides the main activities, the club organizes demonstrational performances (including performances with the participation of spectators), which dip us to the world of medieval Novgorod and allow to touch a history. You can order the following programs:

  • Games, ceremonial competitions of Russian man's tradition: the program shows to the spectator several games (both children's, and military), which occurred at the territory of the Novgorod Region.
  • Ceremonies of man's dedication: the program shows a cycle of tests, which are passed by a young soldier, the process of his transition from adolescents to men.
  • Selection and dedication to the prince's armed force: selection of the best warriors among all, who are ready to this.
  • Tournament: the program shows all variety of kinds of the medieval weapon and ways of possession of it, as in single (1 X 1), so in mass kinds of fight (4 X 4, wall to wall).
  • Historical conversations at the club drawing room on topics: arms of an old-Russian warrior of 12th - 14th cc, ceremonies of military tradition and culture in Russia, games of military tradition and military entertainments which have lived up to nowdays (with demonstration of subjects of arms and an armour).
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