Every day they wait for the moment to appear in their own reality, created and organized with historically accurate details. They work at every item of their image with extraordinary love – they make their clothes themselves according to the fashions of the time, they make household items – dishes, furniture, home decorations and different accessories. They make these all with their own hands, and when everything is finished, then comes the long awaited moment of transfiguration – it’s a really happy moment of a new reality.

The meeting place is chosen beforehand. This space is carefully prepared and filled with historically accurate relics that transport the event participants to another world. Sheep skins, haystacks, wooden carts, and canvasses where they spend cool nights and hot days. This time the meeting took place near Pskov, in summer. There were people from different parts of Russia, many of whom had hired a touring bus from Saint-Petersburg, loaded with ancient things. One of the participants, a middle-aged man told me: “It is a kind of escape from reality, and you don’t always want to think of this. We seem to live another life, escaping from the real one”.

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