Christ Is Risen!

Dear brother Cossacks!

Stanitsa Colombia represents Cossacks at the Russian Cultural Center

Secretary of the Cossack Congress in America Catherine Boncenne, represented the Cossack Stanitsa of Colombia during a Russian associations meeting at the Russian cultural center on April 3rd. Catherine presented the history of ethnic Cossacks and commented on the historical ties between the Cossacks and the Russian Empire. "Apart from the military roll for the Russian Empire, we Cossacks are an ethnicity with traditions of our own". The Cossack Stanitsa in Colombia has volunteered to work on Cossack traditions, history, and culture.

Remembrance of the Terek Cossack Genocide March 27th

Paying respect to Fridtjof Nansen

On Sat 19th of March Secretary of the Cossack Congress in America Nathalie Vogel payed respect to Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930) in Fornebu, Norway.

The Culture of Terek Cossacks

Home life for the Terek Cossacks was formed under the influence of customs of the local population which was primarily formed of Chechens, Ingush, Kabardin, and Kumyk. In rural areas, Cossacks built huts usually having the name Sakila. In the villages adjacent to Vladikavkaz, the Cossacks huts differed slightly from the people of other ethnicities. The Cossacks had two rooms, followed by a decoration room. All in All, the Cossacks make their homes in the Chechen traditions.

Cossack Genocide

Stanitsa Nikolskaya Held Its Administrative Krug

On January 10th, 2015 Stanitsa Nikolskaya held its Administrative Krug in the Church hall of Saint Nicholas Church following the conclusion of Divine Liturgy. The Cossacks reviewed the current accomplishments of Dimitri Bagaydin, the elected Ataman of the Stanitsa in Summer of 2015, and have agreed to extend his term officially for next four years. The Krug established that Ataman will plan a multitude of events for this year, based on a variety of activities, allowing all of the Cossacks of the Stanitsa to participate.

Cossack Traditions of Celebrating Christmas

Cossacks never celebrated New Year or considered this day to be a holiday of great importance. It should be worth mentioning that each Cossack host had it’s own tradition for this time of the year. While little is known of the Zaparozhzhya Cossacks, historians have discovered that the Zaporizhzhya Cossacks did not place a Christmas tree in their living rooms, or wait for a breaded man in a jolly red suit to come down the chimney. Instead, the Zaporizhzhya Cossacks held elections.

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!

Happy New Year!

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