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The international blacksmith festival «The secrets of medieval blacksmiths»

Time and Place:
August (once every 2 years), Istye village, Starozhilovsky District of Ryazan Region
Peter I «The Great» admitted to facilitate the ironworks in the Istye village, one of the oldest in Russia. There are still blast furnaces here, and the only existing melting furnace of the XVIII century in Europe. The program of the festival includes master class of the practicing smiths, representing different blacksmith schools, playing the ceremony of smith marriage, folk group performances, and a remarkable demonstration of forging the field ore into iron and steelwork presentation.
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