Kulikovo recreated the duel Peresvet with Chelubey

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Re-enactors «revived» the chronicle of Mamay in the celebration of the Day of military glory of Russia on the Red hill of the Kulikovo field on Saturday, recreating the duel Peresvet with Chelubey, told RIA Novosti the representative of the government of Tula region.

«The participants of the XIX international military-historical festival «Kulikovo Field» introduced the duel Peresvet with Chelubey, battle with armed cavalry and foot rati. Also passed competitions on army’s all-round «Athletic games on the Kulikovo field», the international tournament in historical fencing among the best fighters of the military-historical clubs» — said the Agency interlocutor.

Celebrations dedicated to the 637-th anniversary of the Kulikovo battle began early in the morning with a procession to the monument-column to Dmitry Donskoy. The rector of the Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Archimandrite Laurus made a litany for soldiers fallen for the Fatherland in the history of Russia. Then participants of the rally laid to the monument with garlands and paid tribute to the soldiers a moment of silence.

First Deputy Governor — Chairman of the government of Tula region Yuri Andrianov reminded, over six centuries ago with the victory of Dmitry Donskoi over Mamai’s army began the liberation of Russia from Mongol-Tatar yoke.

«Today we pay tribute to the heroism and sacrifice of the Russian troops headed by Dmitry Donskoy. We are proud of the heroism of their ancestors, which opened a huge spiritual power and the highest patriotism of our people. This victory is part of the great history of the Fatherland, which we will remember and cherish always,» he addressed the audience Andrianov, whose words are quoted in the regional government.

The Deputy Governor Vyacheslav Fedorischev noted in turn that last year the head of the region Alexey Dyumin presented the Program of development of Tula region, in which the preservation of historical heritage is identified as one of the priority areas.

The celebration continued with the solemn March of the soldiers of the Russian army and the column of participants of military-historical festival «Kulikovo Field».
Throughout the day on the Red hill work rows of stalls and interactive areas, there are folk groups.