Shebekino, White City

Borderlands. White City
Порубежье. Белый город
Yurta Park, Krapivnenskoe - Shebekino (Belgorod region)


a weekend restaging the medieval military camp-life through living history displays, knight tournaments, battle reenactments, workshops and many interactive activities for adults and children, medieval games and competitions, and also a contest for the best costume and armor... 

Geographical, cultural and historical context

Shebekino is a town in Belgorod Oblast, Russia, located on the Nezhegol River, about 30 km southeast of Belgorod. In 1654, on the site of the suburbs of modern Shebekino, the city-fortress of Nezhegolsk was built, which was part of the Belgorod defensive line. The foundation of Shebekino is being dated to year 1713, when it was first marked on Russian maps. The settlement received its name by the surname of the first landowner, who settled his serfs there and founded a village: Lieutenant-Colonel Ivan Dmitrievich Shibeko, who took part at the famous Battle of Poltava in year 1709. Shebekino is famous today for its history and many attractions in the surrounding area, as well as for its History and Art Museum.


Event description and programme

Shebekino hosts the medieval festival "White City", the name of which reflects the name of Belgorod and the ancient heritage of the region. The festival is dedicated to Europe of the 13-14th centuries, representing military traditions, the way of life and culture of the period. More than 200 participants from different regions of Russia and from abroad visit the festival, representing historical reenactment camps of Old Rus, Europe and the Golden Horde. The program of the event includes various demonstrations and activities, such as historical costume and armour contest, a lecture on the military history of the Middle Ages, medieval battles, archery tournament, medieval entertainment and games and performances of folk groups.

Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.

Info & Contact

Historical re-enactment club Druzhyna
Address: Shershnyova Str. 1, Belgorod, Russia
Tel.: +7 9103252675

Shebekino City Administration
Address: Tsentralnaya Sq. 1, 309290 Shebekino, Belgorod region, Russia
Tel./Fax: +7 4724822025

Images: Historical re-enactment club Druzhyna
Text sources: Historical re-enactment club Druzhyna, Wikipedia, Wikivoyage


Shebekino and the Yurta Park "Krapivinskoye Gorodishche" on Google Maps:



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