Life without electricity and devices: Times & Epochs Festival visitors can take a dip into the daily grind of the 10th century

Life without electricity and devices: Times & Epochs Festival visitors can take a dip into the daily grind of the 10th century
Those who visit Chistoprudny Boulevard will have an opportunity to go far back in time. An ancient Russian homestead will appear there and they will be able to visit those times.

How about spending several months without a smartphone, electricity, heating, or your usual food and clothes? Would this be an ordeal or an incredible journey? The answer to this question may be found at one of the venues of the Times & Epochs Festival that is being held in the capital on 10-22 August.

All those who would like to learn more about daily life in the 10th century and how a modern person would feel there are welcome to come to Chistoprudny Boulevard on 15 August.

Heroes of the projects “Alone in the Past” Pavel Sapozhnikov and future participant in the historical show “Seven in the Past” Dmitry Salomatin will share their experience with visitors. Both know how to survive in the ancient Russian times. For seven months Sapozhnikov lived in a replica of a homestead from the 10th century. He hunted, fished; he grazed cattle and stocked food for the winter. This experiment will continue soon. Seven history fans will live in conditions of that time. They will have to resolve household tasks by communicating just with each other and using only the objects and tools that were accessible to people over a thousand years ago.

Anyone interested can visit the 10th century during the festival. On Chistoprudny Boulevard guests will find the ancient Russian homestead where they can learn to make yarn, ceramic and ironware and watch the building of an ancient road from pine logs.