:: The Vikings of Bjornstad ::
Polyudye Caravan 2017
Popelkovo, Russia
February, 2017

 
Dates: 28-29 of January 2017 Place: Moscow region
Participants: 40 people from different cities of Russia and 7 horses
Historical period: IX-XI century
Legend: Prince and his squad went on the “Polyudye” - making the rounds of his controlled territories for the collection of tribute.
Weather: -2 to -4⁰C during the day, -12⁰C at night, strong wind, snow height reached 90 cm in the lowlands
Route: 15 km round trip with an overnight stay in the forest. Three teams fought for the tribute: the prince's squad, a band of robbers and nomads. Tribute was symbolized by 6 sacks of hay, hidden at the landfill. For each sack of tribute, you could get 5 silver dirhams from a merchant in the village.
Photos: taken by Andrew Boykov.  For more photos, click here

   

Photo by Andrew Boykov

Photo by Andrew Boykov
   

Photo by Andrew Boykov

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Photo by Andrew Boykov

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Photo by Andrew Boykov

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Photo by Andrew Boykov

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Photo by Andrew Boykov

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Photo by Andrew Boykov

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Photo by Andrew Boykov

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Photo by Andrew Boykov

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Photo by Andrew Boykov

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Photo by Andrew Boykov

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