Crimean Military Park Opens With Historical Bang

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The re-creation of a key battle from the 19th-century Crimean War marked the opening of a Kremlin-funded military theme park dedicated to “reviving the 2,000-year history of Crimea” in Ukraine’s Russian-occupied peninsula.

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The September 5 battle re-creation was part of the opening of a military theme park near Sevastopol, Crimea, called the Park of Living History, Fedyukhiny Heights. The hilltop site is reportedly named after a Russian commander who was stationed there during the Crimean War.

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Crowds of spectators and an actor wait for the action to begin.

Work on the park began shortly after the Russian occupation and annexation of Crimea in 2014.

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The park was funded partly by the Russian government. The Kremlin frequently spends public money on patriotic projects highlighting Russian military history.

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An actor mimics a rock attack on French troops during the mock battle.

The Crimean War was fought between Russian forces on one side and Ottoman Turk, English, French, and Sardinians on the other over a complex web of geopolitics that unraveled as the Ottoman Empire continued its slow, inexorable decline.

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Actors in Russian military uniforms during the Crimean War re-creation.

Reenactments of Soviet battles with the Nazis in Crimea as well as the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan will also be held in the park.

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Actors chat inside the full-scale replica of the fort built on the site.

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Men enjoy a historically-accurate lunch during the battle reenactment.

The website of the military-themed park says the aim is to “revive the 2,000-year history of Crimea” and create “a powerful cultural and educational center attracting Crimeans and tourists from all over Russia.”

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2 comments

  • англійський масон

    Had to edit your Post a bit Mike, there were a few inaccuracies.

    The re-creation of a key battle from the 19th-century Crimean War marked the opening of a Kremlin-funded military theme park dedicated to “re-writing the 2,000-year history of Crimea”

    Fedyukhiny Heights. The hilltop site is reportedly named after a Russian Toilet thief who was stationed there during the Crimean War

    a few spectators and an actor wait for the Toilet thieving to begin.

    Work on the park began shortly after the Russian occupation and annexation of Crimea in 2014. Six years to create a Battlefield. Great progress boys, no wonder there’s no fucking Water there.

    The Kremlin frequently spends public money on re-writing Russian history.

    Reenactments of Soviet battles with the Nazis in Crimea as well as the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan will also be held in the park.
    I can’t see the point in re-enacting the Soviet / Afghan thing. They wouldn’t be able to keep any Helicopters in the air long enough for the Afghan Actors to shoot them down. But I think they should bring in some proper Afghanis to show everyone how the Soviets got their arses royally kicked.

    Welcome to Crimea. Please bring your own Water.

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  • No mention of Russia getting their asses kicked then, or does Russian history claim Russia won this war?

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