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Novocherkassk map and photo

Novocherkassk, the capital of the Don Cossack Host, is located 40 kilometers to the north-east from Rostov-on-Don and in the immediate vicinity of the М4 Moscow-Don highway. There are located very interesting travel attractions: Ascension Host cathedral, Ataman Palace and Museum of Don Cossacks History

In 1804 Matvey Platov, the ataman of the Don Cossack Host, took a decision to move the capital of the Cossack Host to a new place, as the former capital, Cherkassk, as well as its approach roads, were annually flooded during the overflows of the Don. However, the development of the new capital dragged on for decades because of the unwillingness of the cossacks to go far from the Don.

You can see interesting sights related to the Don Cossacks in Novocherkassk. The Don Нost Cathedral of the Ascension is on the Yermak Square in the center of the city. It is one of the highest churches in Russia. The Ataman Palace and the Museum of Don Cossacks History is on the nearby Platov Avenue.

The construction of the Ascension Cathedral began just after the foundation of the city in 1805. But unfortunately, the unfinished cathedral collapsed two times and consequently it was consecrated only a hundred years later on May 6, 1905. In 2014 the Don Нost Cathedral of the Ascension was given the status of a patriarchal church. The Assumption Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin has the same status.

It will very interesting to visit the Museum of Don Cossacks History. Some expositions of the museum are at the Ataman Palace. There you can get to know the history and household of the Don Cossack Host in 17-19 centuries. 

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Military Cathedral is located on the large square of Ermak, the place of the cossaks army assemble
Ataman Palace was built in Novocherkassk in 1861
Sculpture of a Cossack at the Museum of Don Cossacks Army in Novocherkassk
The Cossack boat and painting the Conquest of Siberia by the army of Ermak at Museum of Don Cossacks Army
The monument to ataman Platov in front of the Ataman Palace
Monument to Ermak in the square near the Ascension Army Cathedral in Novocherkassk
The monument to ataman Platov in the square near the Cathedral of the Ascension
Novocherkassk. Ascension Army Patriarchal Cathedral (1905) – the Cathedral Church of the Don Cossacks
A monument to Reconciliation and Concord on a Ermak square in fron of Military Cathedral in Novocherkassk
In 2014, the Cathedral was given the status of the Patriarch -it is the second Patriarchal Cathedral in Russia
The Museum of Don Cossacks Army in Platov Avenue in Novocherkassk
Picture of the Don Cossacks in Azov at the Museum of Don Cossacks Army in Novocherkassk
The exhibition devoted to the Pugachev Peasant war at the Museum of Don Cossacks Army in Novocherkassk
Square in front of the Ataman Palace, where on 2 June 1962 was shot demonstration of workers
A memorial stone on the place where in 1962 were killed more than 30 people
"Meat, butter, salary increase" - the main demands of the workers, which caused demonstrations
The Museum of the tragedy of July 2, 1962 memory is placed in Ataman Palace
In 1962 the Comunist Party Committee of Novocherkassk was located in the Ataman Palace
Ataman Palace in Novocherkassk
Great hall of Ataman Palace in Novocherkassk
Saber, granted the Don Cossacks by the Emperor Alexander III
The flag of the Don Cossacks army in Ataman Palace in Novocherkassk
The reception hall of the ataman of Don cossacks army in Ataman Palace in Novocherkassk
View of the Ascension Cathedral of Platov Avenue in Novocherkassk