The Mid Year Small Congress is in effect until July 29th

Happy New Year!

The Cossack Congress in America congratulates everyone with a happy new year! We wish everyone happiness, health, and success in 2016.

Educational Committee Meeting

On December 26th, 2015 the Educational Committee of the Cossack Congress in America met to discuss a strategy for the upcoming year of 2016. The Committee will continue to actively interact with the website publishers, as well as continue with the preparation of the presentation on Cossack History. The most exciting news of the meeting came when the Committee vote on the establishment of an online database containing Cossack Literature, Cossack Dictionary, and other related material. The database will become operational in mid-January 2016.

Vasiliy Nistratov Reposed In The Lord

Cossack Vasiliy Nistratov Reposed in the Lord on December 22nd, 2015 in the hospital after suffering from respiratory failure. His funeral and burial was held at Holy Trinity Monastery, where he spent the last 20 years of his living life in the United States. Vasiliy was widely known among the Cossack Communities in New Jersey and for his active role. He originally immigrated to the United States during the Soviet Era. Vasiliy also spent many years working and helping out on the grounds of Holy Trinity Monastery.

Happy Birthday To Dimitri Bagaydin

On December 24th, 2015 Ataman of Stanitsa Nikolskaya Dimitri Bagaydin celebrates his Birthday. Dimitri was elected Ataman of Stanitsa Nikolskaya in June earlier this year, and since then has proven to a successful, gaining support from all of the Cossacks in the Stanitsa. We would like to wish him great success in his personal future, and for his Stanitsa. Many Years to Dimitri!

(Photo of Ataman Dimitri with his young son and a Cossack of the Stanitsa, earlier this year.)

Cultural Adaptation of Cossacks Among the Circassian People.

For a long period of time, the Cossacks absorbed new features into their culture side by side with the Caucasus Peoples. In particular, mutual influence is evident in the field of women’s interests, as well as in their lives.

What America's Immigrants Looked Like When They Arrived On Ellis Island

The Washington Post featured an article on America being the "Nation of Immigrants", and a "Cultural Melting Pot". Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer who worked as the chief registry clerk on Ellis Island from 1892 until 1925. Sherman snapped these photographs of people passing through customs in their native dress. He managed to take photographs of these Cossacks entering the United States.

Kuban Cossacks Attended The Opening of The Monument to Reunification of Russian Orthodox Church dedicated at Diocesan Center

On Friday, December 4, the great feast of the Entrance into the Temple of the Most Holy Theotokos, a multitude of clergy, faithful, and guests from the U.S. and Russia gathered at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ. Prior to entering the church, many inspected the monument to two of our most distinguished contemporaries: His Holiness, Patriarch Alexey II, and His Eminence, Metropolitan Laurus, which was installed opposite the cathedral. On this bright, sunny day, the feast at the Eastern American Diocesan Center was twofold.

Happy Birthday to Iegor Brun de Saint Hippolyte

Today Iegor Brun de Saint Hippolyte, the Supreme Ataman of the Cossack Congress in America celebrates his birthday! We would like to wish him a Happy Birthday and many years!

Day of Cossack Women and Mothers

December 4th is the annual celebration of Cossack Women and Mothers.

Gallipoli Memorial Service

Over the weekend of November 21st - November 22nd, 2015 Cossack communities held a memorial service to all the members of the White Army, as well as to all Cossacks who laid down their lives fighting against the Bolsheviks. The memorial service was organized by the Union of the Gallipoli Descendants. Lieutenant-General Baron Wrangel established the Society of Gallipoli November 22, 1921, exactly a year after the arrival of the first parts of the White Army in Gallipoli. Memory Eternal!

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