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!

Phoenix, Arizona

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 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

The Cossack Women

It is odd that when we talk about the Cossacks, very little, or rather, almost nothing is said of the Cossack Mothers. The Cossack females have been the long image of the Cossack life, entrusted the primary responsibility for the well being of the Cossack family.

Often, Cossack history speaks of the courageous, and fearless Cossacks, however, it would be important to note that the Cosack Ethnicity would not be possible without the Cossack women.

Interview with Ataman Nikolay Erimychev

Educational Committee Meeting

On October 18th, 2015, the educational committee of the Cossack Congress in America held a meeting to discuss and review the internal structure of the committee as well as introduce and greet new members of the committee. The educational committee has also agreed to further expand the role of the committee, and will actively uptake certain measures to enhance the education of Cossacks in America. The goal is to show Cossack history, but as well as show the importance of the ethnic Cossack identity in the modern world.

Stanitsa Nikolskaya Gathering

On October 17th, 2015 the Ataman of the All Cossack Stanitsa Nikolskaya DImitri Bagaydin invited Cossacks of the Stanitsa and neighboring Cossack communities to participate in the Fall Gathering dedicated to the National Cossack Holiday The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Pokrov. Attending the gathering was the Vice Ataman of the Cossack Congress in America for the territory of the United States of America Alexey Bocharnikov.