13th Guards Rifle Division ‘Poltavaskaya’

Living History Group

The 13th Guards Rifle Division is a living history group those aim is to accurately portray the men and women of the Red Army who served during World War Two, or The Great Patriotic War as it is known in Russia and the former states of the Soviet Union. The unit was founded in 2005 by a few enthusiasts in the North-East of England and are currently members of the Northern World War Two Association. The Association takes part in period living history and battle re-enactment displays for the general public, mainly in the north of England region of the UK. No extreme political, racial, homophobic views or activity etc. will be permitted within the unit, however some period political reference maybe made in the interest of historical accuracy. Membership is not gender specific and is open to both male and female applicants who have an interest in the Red Army and The Great Patriotic War. Members of the unit have previously travelled to Russia to take part in Eastern Front battle re-enactments and also re-enactments and commemorative events in France and Germany. We have also undertaken film and TV documentary work in the UK. We also support charitable organisations here in the UK.