Ataman Yermak Timofeyevich

Approximately 430 years ago pass away Ataman Yermak Timofeyevich, the Don Cossack who was responsible for the conquest of Serbia. While little is known about his early life, his birth place was reviled to be near the Chusovaya River on the eastern fringes of the Muscovite lands. Yermak constantly enjoyed engaging in piracy on the Sea of Azov or the Caspian Sea and to rob various envoys and Russian or Persian merchants. Eventually he learned tactics of war and excelled beyond the other hetmans in skill during the Livonian War.

6th Annual Cossack Congress in America Schedule

The 6th Annual Cossack Congress in America will take place on October 2nd - October 4th.


Friday October 2nd, 2015 (Traveling guests should plan to arrive on this day)

  1. Memorial Service to all Fallen Cossacks at the Cossack Chapel - 3:00PM
    Address: 316 Cassville Rd, Jackson, NJ 08527
  2. Tour of the Cemetery

Saturday October 3rd, 2015

  1. 6th Annual Cossack Congress in America - 10:30AM
    Stanitsa Nikolskaya Address: 2513 West 4th street, Chester, Pennsylvania, 19013

On This Day In History - Don Cossack Kuzma Kryuchkov First Recipient Of The Saint George Cross of World War I

The name of Kuzma Kryuchkov was known throughout the Peoples of the Russian Empire. Kryuchkov, a Don Cossack, had his portrait on posters, cigarette packs, and even postcards, depicting his acts of bravery. The newspapers and magazines all wrote about the Cossack who was victorious in the first days of the War in battle against German cavalry near the Polish town of Kawaria.

All Cossack Stanitsa In the Name of Ataman Kaledin

On Saturday July 25th, 2015 the All Cossack Stanitsa In the Name of Ataman Kaledin held their annual picnic in the the town Rawdon, North of Montreal. Rawdon is known for its population of white immigrants, with Cossacks being among them.

Open Letter to the 57th Annual Captive Nations Week

To the 57th Annual Captive Nations Participants,

Stanitsa Nikolskaya Cossacks at the Shooting Range

Ataman of Stanitsa Nikolskaya Dimitry Bagaydin, organized a trip to the shooting range on June 28th, 2015. The Cossacks spent the day shooting historical, and modern firearms. As Ataman Dimitiry mentioned" Apart from the renovation of the Church hall, I organize events in which all Cossacks are able to participate in. A trip to the shooting range is just the beginning." The Cossacks of Stanitsa Nikolskaya have already made future arrangements for a camping event in the Poconos, and horse riding.

Stanitsa Nikolskaya Church Hall Renovation Continues

On June 20th, 2015 a group of Cossacks of Stanitsa Nikolskaya continued the work for renovation of the church hall. Ataman of Stanitsa Nikolskaya Dimitry Bagaydin has taken responsibility of overseeing the renovation personally, and has agreed to stick to the plan as set forth by the administrative krug from the previous week. So far, the renovation is on schedule and is planned to be completed in mid September, which is on time for the 6th Annual Cossack Congress in America set for October 3rd.

Cossack Congress in America is now accepting donations over the internet!

The Cossack Congress in America is now accepting donations over the internet. The Cossack Congress in America is a nonprofit organization, meaning that our funds come directly from ordinary people such as yourself. All donations are extremely important, and are used to ensure our further success. Such donations will help our educational committee who is currently working extremely hard on Cossack History, and developing presentations to be presented at Universities around the United States. Your donation are a great help!

Stanitsa Nikolskaya Administrative Krug

On June 14th, 2015 Stanitsa Nikolskaya held their administrative Krug. The krug began with a prayer, followed by a word from Ataman of the Stanitsi, Konstantin Samokhin, who asked the Krug to relieve him of his position due to personal reasons. Konstantin has been Ataman since December of 2011. Following Konstantins resignation, the Krug elected Dimitry Bagaydin as Ataman of Stanitsa Nikolskaya, and Vice Ataman Anatoliy Vyshnevetskiy, both of whom are currently leading the renovation of the church hall.

Victims of Communism memorial foundation's 8th Annual Roll Call of Nations

The Victims of Communism memorial foundation held it's 8th annual roll call of nations wreath laying ceremony and presentation of the Truman-Reagan medal of freedom. Recipients of the medal of freedom were Alexander Podrabinek of Russia, and Guillermo Fariñas of Cuba. The memorial itself was dedicated to honor every victim of Communism by an act of Congress in 1993.