Near Kaliningrad will host the international festival about the events of the Seven years ‘ war

© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli in photosangelina. Archival photoNear Kaliningrad will host the international festival about the events of the Seven years ‘ war© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli the image Bank

The third stage of the international military-historical festival «the defenders of the Fatherland — the Battle of gross-Egersdorf», dedicated to the events of the Seven years ‘ war, opens Saturday in the city of Chernyakhovsk of the Kaliningrad region.

«The main event of the festival is the reconstruction of the battle of gross-Egersdorf in which 260 years ago, the Russian Imperial army won its first victory in the Seven years war. The festival is dedicated to the anniversary date and is intended to commemorate the feat of Russian soldiers, which led to the accession of Prussia to the Russian Empire», — said in the organizing Committee of the festival.

To start the festival participants March on the memorial sign in honor of the 250th anniversary of the battle of gross-Egersdorf and laying of flowers. On Sunday the festival will continue in the village of Mesopotamia Chernyakhovsky district.

«Reconstruction of the battles of the Seven years’ war period is held in Russia for the first time. Festival participants and spectators will arrive on a real battlefield, where 19 (30) Aug 1757 was the center of the Russian army and where turned the most dramatic events of this battle» — said in the organizing Committee.

The festival will be held in an interactive form, which involves communication between spectators and participants. The reconstruction of the battle will involve infantry, cavalry and artillery. It is expected that on festival will arrive about 80 participants from five countries.

International military-historical festival «the defenders of the Fatherland» (up to 2015 «Gambiense breakthrough») is carried out in the Kaliningrad region in 2012. The main goal of the festival is to unite the efforts of clubs of military-historical reconstruction of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Poland, France, Belgium, Germany, the Baltic countries, the Czech Republic and other countries in terms of development and the preservation of battlefields in the region.

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