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Second International summit of competitors of the project “Battle of the Nations” will take place in Kyiv

Second International summit of competitors of the project “Battle of Nations” will be in Kyiv the 14th, 15th of November, 2010.Representatives of the committee of the project “Battle of the Nations” and captains of National Ukrainian, Russian, Poland and Belorussian teams are taking part in the summit.


There will be although representatives of the countries that have just joined the project and prepare for taking part in the festival “Battle of the Nations” in 2011. These are Lithuania, France, USA, Italy, and Quebec. Amid the purposes of the summit is globalization, integration of the project “Battle of the Nations” to world community, developing of new tournament’s rules.


There will take place meetings of organizatores and captains of national teams, master-classes of using mediaeval panoply, weaponry and although press conference for mass media.


“Battle of the Nations” is an international project that contains the world’s most major events of historical mediaeval battles, in particular historical entertainments that in fact are world championship of Historical Middle-aged Battle (HMB). Most prepared national teams where HMB is practiced take part in such historical festivals.


International festival “Battle of the Nations” took place in 2010 at Hotin Castle, Chernovtsy, Ukraine. Bright event was very interesting for many tourists.


International festival “Battle of the Nations” became more famous because of high level of organization and competitors’ professionalism. Active preparing for the Second international festival “Battle of the Nations” that will take place in Ukraine in the spring of 2011 is being done now.


Historical festivals where historical mediaeval battles are practiced are very popular in the whole world. Such events help developing touristic potential of the country and region, cultural interaction between nations and attract young people to sport and active way of life.



Note: Historical Mediaeval Battle (HMB) is one of the main ranges of historical reconstruction of Middle Ages (HRM). It combinates history and sport. Battles are reconstructed; battles’ techniques are studied at such competitions. Participants are dressed in mediaeval cloth and have moulages of mediaeval weaponry. They take part in single and grope battles. The rules of battles are maximally close to historical analogues.


You can find more about festival “Battle of the Nations” here:  www.battleofthenations.com.ua

Categories: All, Reenactment
  1. Bystander
    December 9, 2010 at 3:31 PM

    Wow, now guys from Europe and USA are coming. I hope it wont make this hobby too civilized.

  2. December 9, 2010 at 11:38 PM

    Don’t worry about this Bystander 🙂 Only open-minded people want to go there. Others are scared or are too scornful to join this event. Courage, training and team spirit is the key.

    Central and Eastern Europe should be very proud to have such people. They honor History and European culture with this sport. Moreover, I think it’s a real plus to globalize this event. It’s really something to “share”.

  3. Bystander
    December 12, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    Well its not that simple. If it was only for practicipants, thet it wouldnt be a problem. Even if new fighters would act in ‘softer’ manner it wont save them from brutal counterattacks, so sooner or later they would be forced to play in our terms.
    But there are many factors – like judges, organisator, gocement officals. I dont know. Maybe im exagerating and imagining things as im still under influence of yesterdays championship, but for example some versions of rules for one-on-one fights are already too specific, killing spirit of the fight and welcoming for exploiting of those rules (you know – things like never would work in real fiht are realy useful in those contests).
    Maybe officals would be too concerned with foregin guests. Or, well there are so many factors and unknown things making future of eastern-european style of reenactment uncertain. Like this old world financial crysis 🙂

  4. December 12, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    i laught a little about “killing spirit” even if it’s true ; )) You are right. Or we play “the russian way” or organizer may influence the event with more and more rules. I hope it won’t become too “casual”. 🙂

  5. December 23, 2010 at 4:05 AM

    Dropped by to read this once again…… and add it to my bookmarks!

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