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Museum in Starocherkassk

Ataman Palace

Once the living quarters of the Cossack chiefs, the Ataman Palace now houses an exhibition that traces the development of Don Cossack culture from the 16th century to the present day. There are some great artefacts,…
Church in Starocherkassk

Resurrection Cathedral

At the eastern end of ul Sovetskaya, the Resurrection Cathedral contains a soaring golden iconostasis, a baroque chandelier and an unusual floor of metal tiles. Peter the Great took a special interest in the church,…
Cafe in Starocherkassk

Cafe Starocherkassk

Set in attractive, leafy grounds, this friendly cafe is a perfect spot to pause for lunch or to wait for your bus. Traditional soups, salads and snacks are on the menu, as are several kinds of bottled beer and Zhigu…
Museum in Starocherkassk

Fortified House of Kondraty Bulavin

Near the western end of ul Sovetskaya stands the fortified house of Kondraty Bulavin, the Cossack rebel leader during the Peasant War (1707–09). Bulavin lived and died in this solid stone house with 1m-thick walls, …