Interview with surviving victims of the Cossack Massacre in Lienz, Austria

May 28th, 2017 marks the 72nd commemoration of the Cossack Massacre in Lienz, Austria. Cossacks around the world attend memorial services and remember the terrible tragedy that took place on this day 72 years ago. In 2011, during the 66th commemoration at the Cossack Cemetery in New Jersey, we meet with the ten remaining survivors who shared personal stories and memories of the tragedy that unfolded before their eyes. Here is an interview with some of survivors recorded and published on May 30th, 2011.

Remembrance of the 1945 Cossack Massacre in Lienz, Austria

Cossack Stanitsas in the United States and Canada hold a memorial service in remembrance of the committed crimes against the Cossack people in Lienz, Austria of 1945.

Cossack Genocide

Merry Christmas

The Cossack Congress in America would like to congratulate all Cossacks who celebrate the Nativity of Christ our Lord by the Julian calender and wish you all a Merry Christmas!
Christ is born! Glorify Him!

The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

The Cossack Congress in America would like to congratulate all Cossacks with our national holiday The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary.

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7th Annual Cossack Congress in America

The 7th annual Cossack Congress in America concluded in the all Cossack Stanitsa of Vineland, New Jersey. This is the first time in history that the annual congress was held in Stanitsa of Vineland. We express a deep affection and gratitude to Alexey Kaganzev the Ataman of the Stanitsa, and to Hieromonk Tikhon the rector of the Holy Virgin Protection Skete.

Small Congress Concluded!

The Small Congress concluded on August 7th and the location of the annual Cossack Congress in America will be All Cossack Stanitsa Vineland, New Jersey! Congratulations to Ataman Alexey Kaganzev of the Stanitsa on the victory. The Small Congress also touched the current job and efficiency of the educational committee which is to be further discussed at the Congress in October. The date of the Cossack Congress in America will be announced towards the end of the August.

Cossack Picnic In Montreal, Canada

The Montreal Stanitsa Continues its decades long tradition of hosting the annual Cossack picnic in Rawdon, approximately 50km northeast of the Stanita headquarters. Rawdon was the home to many immigrants following the Russian Revolution, and World War II including Cossacks. The day started with a memorial service at the orthodox cemetery at the Lienz monument. The Cossacks and guests proceeded to the riverside area for further celebrations.

Remembering the Lienz Massacre

On June 5th, 2016 Cossack Stanitsas in the United States and Canada held a memorial service for those who suffered from the acts of Cossack genocide in Lienz, Austria of 1945. Stanitsa Nikolskaya, held a memorial service at Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church in Chester, Pennsylvania, and was attended by the Cossacks of the Stanitsa, as well as the Vice Ataman of the Cossack Congress in America Alexey Bocharnikov. The Kuban Cossacks of New Jersey, gathered at the Cossack chapel in the Cemetery at Rova Farms to pray for those who suffered on this day.

Lienz Massacre and Forced Repatriation of Cossacks May 29th - June 1st

During the Russia revolution, Cossacks were one of the major ethnicity that composed the white movement to fight against the Bolsheviks. However, when the Cossacks were faced with decossackization, many were forced to leave, and those who were left behind suffered terribly from continued repression. That is why during World War II, many Cossacks saw an opportunity to free their homelands from the occupation of the Bolsheviks, and joined sides with Nazi Germany. As unfortunate their fate, at the time the Cossacks believed they were doing what was best for their homeland.