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.

Massacre of Cossacks in Lienz Memorial at St. John the Baptist Cossack Chapel in New Jersey

On June 7th, Cossacks gathered to commemorate the 70th year anniversary of the Massacre of Cossacks at Lienz at Saint John the Baptist Chapel in New Jersey. Memorial service was led by Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov (pastor emeritus of St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ) was co-served by Eastern American Diocesan secretary Archpriest Serge Lukianov (chaplain of the Kuban Cossack Voisko Abroad), Archpriest Alexey Bocharnikov (chaplain of the Cossack Congress in America), Archpriest Boris Slootsky, Protodeacon Leonid Roschko, and Deacon Paul Drozdowski (clerics of St.

Cossack Community in California 1950s

In the 20th Century, Cossacks immigrated all around the world, and the United States had it's share of Cossack communities from one coast to the other. American-Cossack Communities can still be found today, and majority have been united under the Cossack Congress in America. However, some today are only known by name, as many of the founders and members of these communities have passed away, or moved to a different state. Yet, their memories live on, and so we are happy to share the small Cossack community from Glendora, California.

According to Don Cossack Fr Sergei Overt:

Memorial Service and Opening of Cossack Chapel in Lienz Austria

2015 marks the 70th year anniversary of the Cossack Massacre in Lienz, Austria following the end of World War II. The construction of the memorial Cossack chapel was finished on time and its consecration occurred on the occasion of the commemoration. Cossacks from all over the world gathered in Austria for the ceremony including Cossacks from Northern America. Vladimir Boldereff, from the Stanitsa named after Ataman Kaledin, Montreal, Canada was the representative of the Cossack Congress in America. Ataman Alexander Pevnev of the Kuban Cossacks Abroad was also present at the commemoration.

Holy Trinity


Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God,
Who hast revealed the fishermen as
most wise by sending down upon them
the Holy Spirit: through them Thou
didst draw the world into Thy net.
O Lover of Man, Glory to Thee!

Cossack Congress in America congratulates everyone with Holy Trinity.

Stanitsa Nikolskaya Church Hall Renovations

Cossacks of Stanitsa Nikoskaya and from New Jersey gathered together to begin renovation work on the Church hall. This renovation is extremely important as the 6th Annual Cossack Congress in America is set to take place in the Stanitsa. Vice Ataman Dimitry Bagaydin of the Stanitsa expressed the importance that all Cossacks participate in the renovation, especially when more help will become needed very soon. We remind everyone that the Stanitsa will hold its administrative Krug on June 14, 2015 following divine liturgy.

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.

President Ronald Reagan award to Dr. Wassily Glasgow

Dr. Wassily Glasgow was the Ataman of the Cossack-American Citizens Committee in the approximately 1970s-1990s. Throughout his time, Glasgow was able to put together a Cossack organization consisting of approximately ten thousand Cossack Americans, and was involved in numerous publication entitled Free Cossackia. His job was to preserve the history and heritage of the Cossack People, as well as fight for the return of the Cossack Republics. Dr. Glasgow was also very close in communicating with political members of the United States, including President Ronald Reagan. Dr.

Vladimir Boldirev to represent the Cossack Congress in America in Lienz Austria

June 1st will mark the 70th year anniversary of the Cossack massacre in Lienz. On this occasion, the Cossacks who will gather in Lienz, Austria, along with the participation of the Austrian government, will open the Cossack Chapel which has been constructed earlier this year, in memory of all Cossacks who were murdered in this tragic event. The Atamans Council has delegated and accepted that Vladimir Boldirev, to attend the events in Lienz Austria, and represent the Cossack Congress in America.

Open letter of the Cossack Congress in America

It has come to our attention that on April 28th, 2015, Ministry of Foreign affairs of the Russian Federation held a meeting with the Cossack political party of the Russian Federation where there were mentioned members of Cossack leadership from the United States of America to be present. In order to clear any misunderstandings, and to avoid future confusion, we would like to inform the public, that the people present at the meeting are not representing Cossacks of North America, but rather their own individual selves and interests.