Graveyard residence

Soldiers Graves

Bunker N205

Fortified Kiev

Iron bunker

Flooded Bunker

Digging in road

Cool six-shooter

Lake Bunker

Appearance of Scooturo

Garbage pit

Enchanted bottle

Sophocles advice


Haunted hills

Ivan Kupala

On Defence Line

Scooturo Casualty

General Vlasov

Digging in marsh


Artillery Bunker

Top relic

Potato Masher

1935 Helmet

Burials of money

Das Reich

Deaths Head ring

Korsun battlefield


Iron Cross

Ukrainian Anarchists

Witches Sabbath
My Trophies

Baby Yar

Luteg beachhead

Night on the Eve of Ivan Kupala.

This is me, standing on other side of a pond, watching how young folks celebrating Ivan Kupala. It is one of the most ancient Slavic feasts. It goes back to pagan.


Kupala is mystical, beautiful, wild and very erotic folk feast. Couples jumping over fire, telling fortunes, girls putting garlands on water and if garland is heading in direction of some village, then she must expect a future husband from this village.., at dawn going swim naked and boys who already heated up with strong drinks chasing them... and it is what Kupala is about, everyone expect to find match at this night.

Some photos taken from internet


Particulary in this village such formalities as telling fortunes and putting garlands were excluded from ritual. Young folks can't wait to proceed with the sweetest, adult part.

I am still on the point of age when girls run on full gear at Kupala night, I would play, but I am afraid that dressed in BDU's and armed with RGD-33 grenade; the boys would be more likely to run away than to chase me.


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