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Stanitsa Starocherkasskaya

Cultural tourism in Russia > Rostov region > Stanitsa Starocherkasskaya

Stanitsa Starocherkasskaya

Stanitsa Starocherkasskaya is one of the ancient Don Cossacks settlements. At that time it was called Tcherkassk andwastheDon Land Capital.

Tcherkassk was foundedby brave and independent people in 1644. Cossacks defended their capital from Tatars and Turks. The history of Don Landstarted here.It is retained in monuments, legends, myths, songs and memories.

There areover 150cultural 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 tallhipped 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 whichKondrat Bulavin - the leader of the Peasant Revolt of 1707-1709 - died still exists in Starocherkassk . Emelian Pugachov visited Tcherkassk several times.

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 souvenirs.

There are a lot of other places of interest in Stanitsa Starocherkasskaya: Anninskaya Fortress, Monastirskoe Urotchishe, etc

 
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