Ataman Yaropolk Mikheev Reposed In the Lord

On June 2nd, following the 74th annual commemoration of the Cossack massacre and betrayal at Lienz, Austria, Ataman of the Don Cossack Voisko Abroad, Yaropolk Mikheev reposed in the Lord.

Yaropolk Mikheev was born on April 29, 1930 in the town of Kosovska Mitrovica, province of Kosovo, Yugoslavia. His family originated from the Kletskaya Stanitsa of the Ust-Medveditsky district of the Don. Yaropolk had moved to the United States in 1949. He attended and graduated from the City College of New York - school of engineering, and later continued his education at the canadian science and technology institute. In 1956 he passed the officers courses of the United States National Guard and served 8 years in the US Army. During his career, Yaropolk worked on laying railway tunnels and subway lines, building nuclear power plants, building bridges, working on the foundations of various structures, and designing the Florda Kennedy Space Center. Additionally, he dedicated over 50 years of his life to work with Russian youth, and consisted in numerous organizations including the Gallipoli society in the USA. Yaropolk actively participated in the Cossack life in the United State, and was elected Ataman of the Don Cossack Voisko abroad in January of 2004. In 2010, Ataman Yaropolk Mikheev was one of the first to support the idea of Cossack Unity in the United States, an organization which became known today as the Cossack Congress in America.

We thank Yaropolk Mikheev for all of his hard efforts in the preservation of the Cossack identity, and all of his great works. Memory Eternal!

Ataman Yaropolk Mikheev