||:: The Vikings of Bjornstad
Polyudye Caravan 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