Swords clashed and mead flowed over the long Labor Day weekend in Moscow’s Kolomna Museum Park, at the Fourth International St. George Knights’ Tournament. Around 120 leading historical reenactors gathered from around the world to participate in one of the largest historical reenactment festivals in the world, where Medieval chivalry was portrayed in all its details. Daily from April 30 to May 2, 2018, people stood by as knights jousted, the melee ensued (The “melee” was the “mass tournament” where two teams of horsemen clashed in formation. The aim was to smash into the enemy in massed formation, with the aim of throwing them back or breaking their ranks. Following a successful maneuver of this kind, the rank would attempt to turn around without breaking formation; this action was so central that it would become eponymous of the entire tradition of the tourney or tournament by the mid-12th century.—Wikepedia), and knights brandished multiple arms on horseback. After the fights, onlookers had the opportunity to try the dishes and drinks of the middle ages at the medieval market.
Photographs by Anatoly Goryanov/Pravoslavie.ru