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The Russians UK

Postby Cossack! » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:41 pm

Hello, we are a very small group who recreate Russian history from 1850-1950. At the moment we incorporate uniform display with interactive "archaeological" (battlefield finds) displays and living history.
https://www.facebook.com/TheRussiansUk?ref=hl
over this next year we shall be focusing on building our living history display and creating our unit identity - the 14th Olonets infantry regiment 1914-17, as well as keeping our uniform displays and providing living history for our main areas of interest, the Crimean war, ww1/Russian civil war 1914-1924 and the great patriotic war 1941-1945.
As we progress through the centenary years from 2014-2018 we shall be developing specialist talks and displays commemorating certain events and people, for example in 2016 we shall be commemorating the Russian legion of honour - 40,000 Russian soldiers who fought on the western front along side the British and French.
As a group we are still in our early days, although the current membership is made up of experienced Re-enactors - we are looking to increase our membership, so if you are interested in what we do please have a good read through our facebook page, look at the photo's and get in touch!



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Re: The Russians UK

Postby czartank » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:57 pm

good luck, it is good to have more WW1 Russians out there; we felt a bit outnumbered by Tommies at Batemans!


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Re: The Russians UK

Postby Cossack! » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:12 pm

Thank you, i know what you mean - we should be numerous, and we will be - you mark my words!
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The Russians UK, Kelmarsh 2015...it could happen...



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Re: The Russians UK

Postby sally » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:18 pm

this may be of passing interest if you haven't seen it already, I blogged recently about a study I made of a Welsh Wig destined for the Crimean, c1854 http://wickedwoollens.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... -1854.html. Not sure if the style was in use amongst Russian troops or not?



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Re: The Russians UK

Postby Cossack! » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:05 pm

Crikey, that's amazing - i've never come across anything like that before! i'm going to have to find out more about that



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Re: The Russians UK

Postby sally » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:10 am

if you spot any refs to anyone else in them please do shout. They were still current issue for Arctic expeditions towards the end of the century (the NARES expedition lists and sketches them) and they pop up in Dickens and in some court references, but I haven't yet been able to work out whether the are largely a UK thing or whether the style is found elsewhere



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Re: The Russians UK

Postby Cossack! » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:33 pm

hmmm, let's see what we can turn up!



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Re: The Russians UK

Postby Cossack! » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:25 pm

Also - we are now recruiting, message me if interested!



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Re: The Russians UK

Postby Cossack! » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:08 pm

We've had a rethink and have decided to focus on the first world war - the 14th Olonets infantry regiment, we are cutting back our "living museum" and will be primarily a living history camp. we are still recruiting and are happy to receive new members - membership is free :D




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