Thursday, February 24, 2011

Defender of the Fatherland Day

It is celebrated on February 23.

"The holiday marks the date in 1918 during the Russian Civil War when the first mass draft into the Red Army occurred in Petrograd and Moscow. It was originally known as Red Army Day (Russian: День Красной Армии / Dyen' Krasnoy Armii). In 1949, it was renamed Soviet Army and Navy Day (Russian: День Советской Армии и Военно-Морского флота / Dyen' Sovyetskoy Armii i Voyenno-Morskogo flota). Following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the holiday was given its current name."

Russian reenactors like to play in the snow on this day including two Russian Union soldiers!!!!

Remember comedian Jacob Smirnoff?
"In America, you watch television.
    In Soviet Russia, television watch you."

 Enjoy a short video of the event...

 It's a "time line" event from knights to Nazis....


  1. Interesting. I get the russian knights and the nazis but the ACW guys...??

  2. I believe that there are MORE men portraying the Confederate Zouave unit, The Louisiana Tigers in Germany and the Czech republic than in the US of A.