Visiting Cossack Fort in Semiluzhki (3,5 hours, 30 km away from Tomsk)
If you wish to step 4 centuries ago into the time when Siberia was becoming a part of Russia you are welcome in the Cossack Fort in Semiluzhki, 30 km away from Tomsk.
The fort was reconstructed by a hereditary Cossack, Vladimir Ilyin. With the help of his family and good people he reproduced watchtowers, a chapel, a fortress wall, a forge, a historical Russian log hut and other buildings.
Why should one visit Cossack Fort in Semiluzhki?
To know how Russian solders – Cossacks – established new forts in Siberia
- to put on an original chain mail
- to hold a real weapon
- to become a Siberian Cossack for a while
- to taste Siberian herbal tea