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Stanitsa Starocherkasskaya is one of the ancient Don Cossacks’ settlements.
At that time it was called Tcherkassk and was the Don Land Capital.
Tcherkassk was founded by brave and independent people in 1644. Cossacks
defended their capital from Tatars and Turks. The history of Don Land started
here. It is retained in monuments, legends, myths, songs and memories.
There are over 150 cultural and historical monuments of 18-20th centuries
in the territory of Stanitsa. Among them – Voskresensky Cathedral built under
the resolution of Tzar Peter. Magnificent iconostasis with all its 125 wooden
icons strikes peoples’ imagination. The Bible and Gospel pictures decor the
walls of the Cathedral. There is a tall hipped bell tower with a basement
which was a prison and a military archives in past centuries.
Voznesensky Cathedral history is tightly connected with the name of ataman
Stephan Razin. He was kept in that prison before execution in Moscow.
House in which Kondrat Bulavin - the leader of the Peasant Revolt of 1707-1709
- died still exists in Starocherkassk . Emelian Pugachov visited Tcherkassk
The folklore festivals are held in Starocherkassk once a month in summer.
Handicraft fairs are also held in this place. Here people can buy beautiful
There are a lot of other places of interest in Stanitsa Starocherkasskaya:
Anninskaya Fortress, Monastirskoe Urotchishe, etc