The V Art Festival “War and Peace” dedicated to the 70-th anniversary of the liberation of the city Sevastopol from German Nazi is taking place 08 June, 2014 — 17 June, 2014 in the Hero-city in #Crimea.
“War and Peace” Festival is conducted in Sevastopol and represents a massive combination of various art forms: photography, theatrical plays, performances, military music and dancing. The Festival was named after one of the greatest Russian writers Leo Tolstoy who visited Sevastopol during Crimean War in 1854 and published records of his experiences during the Siege of Sevastopol (1854 – 1855). “Sevastopol Stories”are three short stories written by Leo Tolstoy in 1854. These brief “sketches” formed the basis of many of the episodes in Tolstoy’s magnum opus, War and Peace.
Leo Tolstoy in Sevastopol 1854.
Leo Tolstoy was 26 years old when he first saw the ramparts of Sevastopol. The weather in Crimea in the early winter of 1854—subtropical, cool but not cold—was a paradise compared with the harsh snow and ice farther north. The city itself, though, was in chaos. The heights above the port were ringed with earthworks of woven saplings and packed dirt and stone. Below, the narrow entrance to the harbor was blocked by the hulls of wooden ships deliberately sunk by the Russian navy, placed there to block the invaders. “There are thousands of different objects,” Tolstoy wrote, “thrown in heaps here and there; soldiers of different regiments, some provided with guns and with bags, others with neither guns nor bags, crowd together; they smoke, they quarrel.”
Sevastopol International “War and Peace” Festival first took place in 2010. In 2011 it combined different genres: cinematography, military music, modern dancing and photography, media-arts and performance. But the main character of the event is still the same – Hero City of Sevastopol
. The most spectacular arts are joined within area of Sevastopol and “War and Peace”
All the events of the Festival are united by a general topic – “War and Peace. Development dimension”. International “War and Peace” festival combined most various creative projects and restored the greatest international art festival in Crimea.