Irina Turnitin. More than 26 thousand tourists visited last weekend of the all-Russian historical festival "the Great Bulgarians" in Spassky district of Tatarstan, which was attended by More than 200 fans of historical restoration of the 30 regions of Russia, as well as from Belarus, Ukraine and Israel, reports the state Committee of Tatarstan on tourism.
The festival aims at reconstruction of the life, culture and military equipment XIV - XV centuries - the time of flowering of the middle Ages, as well as among them in the city limits of the Bulgarians in the period of the Golden Horde. 1st historical festival "the Great Bulgarians" was held in 2014, then it was visited by about 14 thousand tourists.
The state adviser of Tatarstan, head of the Board of Trustees of the Republican Foundation for revival of monuments of history and culture Mintimer Shaimiev visited " the Great Bulgarians ", said that the festival is a Supplement and continuation of the restoration of historical monuments, preservation of culture, which most large volume is carried out in the Republic of Tatarstan in the last few years.
"Bulgarians recognized worldwide universal value and included in the world heritage list of UNESCO. When restoring historic buildings, without doubt, the role of historians, archaeologists, restorers. What you do, doing the reconstruction of the events of the past, differs from their work and has a perfect place in the preservation and transmission of our heritage from generation to generation, " - said Mintimer Shaimiev.
in the framework of the festival were spectacular tournament on historical medieval battle. In the category of "sword-buckler" was won by Stanislav Sakulin (club avalon, Krasnoyarsk), in the category "shield-sword" - Denis Dudnikov (club " Steel Spear ", Saratov), in the category "sword-sword" 1st place-won, Commissioner of the Saratov club "Steel Spear" Alexey Galkin. In the category "fights 10 10" 1st place among Russian clubs historical restoration "Bern" and " Nuremberg ".
during the three days of the festival guests participated in workshops of national crafts and crafts, medieval dances that were popular in the 14th-15th centuries. There were organized the fair of folk arts and crafts, Playground and Playground fighting vehicles, archery crossbow shooting. The maximum interest among the guests of the festival called horse tournament, in which were shown fighting medieval knights.
For visitors to the festival was a tent camp on 2 thousand people, organized a special Playground For tourists coming with their tents, and For tourists travelling by motorhome. This year, for the First time organized bus tours to the festival "the Great Bulgarians" from Rybinsk, Tutaev, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Ivanovo, Samara, Togliatti, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Ulyanovsk, Kazan, Naberezhnye Chelny, Nizhnekamsk, Almetyevsk.