Photograph of the month without doubt. It is from a recent public event commemorating the raid on the Swedish town of Sortavala in 1705 (on the northern bank of Lake Ladoga) when a Russian army of 2000 men under command of P. M. Apraksin started out from Olonets. More here including a write up.
Our stalwart Russian reenactors are living up to their ancestor's hardy reputation by getting into historical skiing too - not for them the comfort of hearth and home - check out the images to see how they got on.
They of course are the Peter the Great reenactors - website here.