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Time and location: September 15–16, State museum-reserve The Kulikovo Field, Tula Region
There are several commemorative dates in the Russian calendar, which are celebrated as the days of war glory of our country. One of them is the anniversary of the victory in the battle of Kulikovo, which occurred 638 years ago, on September 8, 1380. However, due to the national election day this year, the holiday was postponed for a week later: it will take place on September 15 and 16.
The Battle at the Kulikovo Field determined the history of Russia for many centuries. It was on this day that the army of Russian princes led by Dmitry Donskoy defeated the army of Mamai, the leader of the Golden Horde. This victory laid the foundation for the political unification of Russian principalities, previously fragmented and vassal dependent on the Mongol Empire, into a single and independent state.
The battle of Kulikovo was of great importance in the history of both Russia and the world, as on that day the Golden Horde, founded by Genghis Khan, began falling into decline. Naturally, this event is widely celebrated. The main celebrations take place not far from the historical site of the battle, on the territory of the state museum-reserve Kulikovo Field.
During the holiday, guests will watch a theatrical performance and reenactment of medieval battles, equestrian tournaments and fencing competitions of the unmounted participants of the international military and historical festival Pole Kulikovo (the Kulikovo Field), as well as music concerts, master classes and interactive programs. Besides, restaurants of medieval cuisine and Krasnokholmskaya Fair, where you can buy crafted items, will be open on the territory of the festival.
During the holiday, guests will watch a theatrical performance and reenactment of medieval battles, equestrian tournaments and fencing competitions of the unmounted participants