A 2016 video of a historical reconstruction of fight scenes from a 1942 event in a Russian village has been misattributed to the current war.
By translating the Russian text in the video, we found that it mentioned a place name, Tesovo Netylsky, and featured a hashtag: "forgotten feat" (ТЕСОВО НЕТЫЛьский #забытыйподвиг). With the help of the place name and hashtag, we found that the video was recorded during a festival that took place in Tesovo Netylsky, a village in the Novgorod region, Russia.
According to an article published by Krasnodarik, a regional news website of Krasnodar, the video was filmed in dedication to the events of spring in 1942; the death of the Second Shock Army under the command of Andrey Vlasov. The video shows models of BT-7 tanks, which were produced in the 1930 and 1940s. The clothing worn by the people in the video is also of a typical style from that period.
Visit Novgorod, a travel guide website, has also published images related to the event, stating that the international festival "Forgotten Feat: The Second Shock Army" is one of the largest independent military-historical events in the northwest region of Russia. It also includes a screenshot from the reenactment video in question.
According to a 2016 article about the same festival, by the Borin Yeltsin Presidential Library, the fourth year the festival took place specifically featured a program of events which included the historical reconstruction shown in the video, along with heavy military vehicles and artillery and an interactive exhibition of military life.