7th Annual Cossack Congress in America Has Concluded!

The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

The Cossack Congress in America would like to congratulate all Cossacks with our national holiday The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary.

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7th Annual Cossack Congress in America

The 7th annual Cossack Congress in America concluded in the all Cossack Stanitsa of Vineland, New Jersey. This is the first time in history that the annual congress was held in Stanitsa of Vineland. We express a deep affection and gratitude to Alexey Kaganzev the Ataman of the Stanitsa, and to Hieromonk Tikhon the rector of the Holy Virgin Protection Skete.

Small Congress Concluded!

The Small Congress concluded on August 7th and the location of the annual Cossack Congress in America will be All Cossack Stanitsa Vineland, New Jersey! Congratulations to Ataman Alexey Kaganzev of the Stanitsa on the victory. The Small Congress also touched the current job and efficiency of the educational committee which is to be further discussed at the Congress in October. The date of the Cossack Congress in America will be announced towards the end of the August.

Cossack Picnic In Montreal, Canada

The Montreal Stanitsa Continues its decades long tradition of hosting the annual Cossack picnic in Rawdon, approximately 50km northeast of the Stanita headquarters. Rawdon was the home to many immigrants following the Russian Revolution, and World War II including Cossacks. The day started with a memorial service at the orthodox cemetery at the Lienz monument. The Cossacks and guests proceeded to the riverside area for further celebrations.

Remembering the Lienz Massacre

On June 5th, 2016 Cossack Stanitsas in the United States and Canada held a memorial service for those who suffered from the acts of Cossack genocide in Lienz, Austria of 1945. Stanitsa Nikolskaya, held a memorial service at Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church in Chester, Pennsylvania, and was attended by the Cossacks of the Stanitsa, as well as the Vice Ataman of the Cossack Congress in America Alexey Bocharnikov. The Kuban Cossacks of New Jersey, gathered at the Cossack chapel in the Cemetery at Rova Farms to pray for those who suffered on this day.

Lienz Massacre and Forced Repatriation of Cossacks May 29th - June 1st

During the Russia revolution, Cossacks were one of the major ethnicity that composed the white movement to fight against the Bolsheviks. However, when the Cossacks were faced with decossackization, many were forced to leave, and those who were left behind suffered terribly from continued repression. That is why during World War II, many Cossacks saw an opportunity to free their homelands from the occupation of the Bolsheviks, and joined sides with Nazi Germany. As unfortunate their fate, at the time the Cossacks believed they were doing what was best for their homeland.

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.