Greeting from Ataman Iegor Brun de Saint Hippolyte

4th Cossack Congress in America
Montreal, Canada December 3, 2013

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I first would like to thank the previous Ataman Alexey Kaganzev, Ataman’s Council, and the Cossacks who formed the foundation of the Cossack Congress in America. On November 30th, 2013, The Congress elected me to assume the position as Ataman of the Cossack Congress in America, and I accepted any sense of duty and responsibility this position carries with it, especially since some family members have actively participated in the history the Cossack people. Including Ataman Dimitri Timopheyevich Troubetzkoy, who in 1612 with his Cossack Army Liberated Moscow (my Mother was born Prascovia Wladimirovna Troubetskaya, her godfather was Ataman Mikhail Nikolayevich Grabbe). Then Ataman Vasily Petrovich Orlov, led in 1796 his don Cossacks to create the regiment of Cossacks of the Imperial Guard in St. Petersburg. Then his son, my own great, great, great grandfather Ataman Vasily Vasilyevich Orlov – Denisov, in Leipzig on October 17th, 1812 , saved the three Sovereign from the attack of the cavalry of Napoleon. And closer to me, my grandfather, Vladimir Petrovich Troubetzkoy, officer of the regiment of Cossacks of the Imperial Guard, participated in the founding of our Museum in Courbevoie near Paris, France. Now that you know my family history, here is some of my own history: Member of the Association of Officers of the Regiment of His Majesty Cossacks of the Imperial Guard(Coubevoie). Member of the union of the Guard (Paris) , re-elected for the 2nd time Ataman of Stanitsa named after the name of Ataman Kaledin , and because of that, member of the Union of Cossacks ( France ).

This Congress has been extremely important in its moral support by Alexander Michalch Pevnev (Ataman of the Kuban Cossack Voysko Abroad) Yaropolk Leonidovich Miheyev (Voyskovoy Ataman of the Don Cossacks Voisko Abroad), Leonid Kouznetzoff ( President of the Union of Cossacks France) Wladimir Grekoff (Ataman of the Leib Cossacks regiment (Paris France), and along with the presence of the Atamans or their representatives of organization already members. and New members this year included Ataman Evgeny Issak-Martynjuk (Hannover, Germany), representatives of the Stanitsa Calgary Father Peter Shashkoff and his wife Nina. This is a sign that the Congress will exceed the limits of our continent.
I also wanted to congratulate the elected or re-elected Ataman’s council and particularly the women who have enthusiastically accepted the difficult tasks they will perform with precision and energy.
I want to mention a special gratitude to the Vladimir Boldireff president of the Council, and Alexey Bocharnikov his secretary and newly elected Vice Ataman.

Cossack Congress in America
Ataman of the Cossack Congress in America
Iegor Brun de Saint Hippolyte
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