Oleg Valeryevich Sokolov
“During some conversation with me, a gentleman scornfully remarked, when heard about the earliest history of our movement: ‘Ah, those are the guys in theatrical costumes...’
Yes, indeed, at the birth of military historical reenactment in Russia, it didn’t look like the last few years. There were no heavy cannons and sparkling squadrons, there were not even shooting rifles, there were not thousands of soldiers ...
But have you ever seen a newborn child to be immediately a sturdy guy, who knows boxing, higher mathematics and foreign languages? I think it’s completely absurd. One should remember that military historical reenactment in Russia appeared in parallel with the military-historical reenactment in Europe. It wasn’t something brought from outside, that can be immediately developed to perfect forms”.