The UNESCO World Heritage Site Starocherkasskaya (30 km from Rostov-on-Don) is a cossack village. It was often called the Don Venice. Starocherkasskaya’s history is an alive history of cossackship. Its main point of interest, XVIII century Host Resurrection Cathedral, the Don’s first orthodox cathedral with most remarkable interior, including the famous rebel Stepan Razin’s chain imbedded in a cathedral wall.


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