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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The Greek Island Lemnos

The total number of emigrants from Russia, November 1, 1920 estimated by the American Red Cross was 194 thousand Men. According to the league of Nations, as of August 1921, there were more than 1.4 million refugees from Russia. Other estimates by Doctor of Historical Sciences V. Kabuzan include a number of 5 million people, which included the people in Lemnos, Polandand the Baltic Provinces. The vast majority of the immigrants were people of different ethnicities, including Cossacks.

The Greek island of Lemnos

Not All of Cossacks are Orthodox; Some are Muslims and Others Buddhists by Paul Goble

Staunton, October 16 – There are few stereotypes more widely shared in Russia and the West than those about the Cossacks who are almost always viewed as being not only firm defenders of the Russian state but of Russian Orthodoxy as well. But such images are incomplete and thus inaccurate.

Stanitsa Nikolskaya trip to the shooting range

The Cossacks gathered at 11:00AM on Saturday, October 30th, 2015 for a trip to the shooting range. This was the Stanitsas last trip for 2015. Ataman of the Stanitsa Nikolskaya, Dimitri Bagaydin, thanks everyone who participated. The Cossacks spent the day shooting from both historic and modern, as well as Russian and American firearms. The Cossacks enjoyed the last trip and have already started making plans for Spring 2016.

Happy Birthday to Ruslan Dimitrov

October 31st marks the Birthday of Vice Ataman of the Cossack Congress in America for the territory of Canada, Ruslan Dimitrov. We wish him health, success, and many years!

Virtual Tour of the Cossack Memorial and Chapel in New Jersey, Rova Farms

Orthodox360.com released a virtual tour of Saint Mary's Orthodox Church, including a virtual tour of the cemetery. The cemetery is the burial site of many white immigrants as well as many Cossack Americans who immigrated to the United States in the early 20th Century. Located in the middle of the cemetery is the Cossack Memorial cross, "Kazaki Kazakam" (From the Cossacks to the Cossacks), and Saint John the Baptist Chapel. To take a virtual tour now, click