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Welcome to our new website!

An English version of our website is under construction. In between you will find here in this section the most important information.


Honored atamans, brothers-Cossacks, dear old men, Cossack women and children! Please accept our sincere Merry Christmas greetings!

Christmas is a favorite and welcome holiday of hope. Hope for a better future. After all, it's not for nothing that Christmas falls on the winter solstice. Christ was born to earthly life and power of darkness falls, light begins to increase, and despite the cold, spring is ahead.
When Christmas night shines with stars, may the fulfillment of what we dream of, what our fathers and grandfathers dreamed of, approach.
Let the past fill the present with meaning, and let the future bring the meaning of being to us and happiness to our children!

Happy Holidays, dear ones. Christ is born, Praise!

Chairman: Doctor, Professor of the University of Innsbruck Harald Stadler.
Research team led by Professor Harald Stadler.
The beautiful photographs are the gift from the photo artist Helmut Niederwieser from Lienz.

Learn more about the Lienz Cossacks, Archeology, History, Memorial Culture  and Ethnography on our Facebook page. The page is in Russian, English and German. 

Newsletter June 2020: Just download the English version here.

Saturday 30th May

Memorial celebration at the Cossack Cemetery, Lienz: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and serious safety concerns, we have to cancel the Memorial celebration in 2020. Best wishes for you in these difficult time and stay healthy.

The General Assembly is adjourned and will take place in  2021. This is caused by COVID-19.

The new web-exhibition of the House of Austrian History also presents the history of the Lienz Cossacks.


Saturday 1st June

11: 00 am: Memorial celebration at the Cossack Cemetery, Lienz.

Just download the document "Einladung JHV 2019 Englisch" for further details on the ceremony and General Assembly for 2019.


Friday 29th June

Guided tour in Lienz with the nuclear physicist Pasechnik Nikita Vladimirovich and his family from London

Saturday 2nd June

10: 00 am: Opening of an art project commemorating the Cossack children and women

11: 00 am: Memorial celebration at the Cossack Cemetery, Lienz.

Sunday 10th February

Guided tour for a group from Vienna

Wednesday 17th January

Teachers training in Lienz on the end of World War II, Cossacks and Displaced Persons in East Tyrol


Saturday 27th May

11:00 am: Memorial celebration at the Cossack Cemetery, Lienz. Orthodox service with Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany. Among the participants were Cossacks from all over the globe, Honor Guards of Austrian veteran associations and traditional associations such as the Kaiserjäger, Hessen JR 14 from Upper Austria...

Afterwards followed lunch with association members, Cossacks, members of different Austrian groups and traditional units.

07:00 pm: General Assembly with the talk “Konstantin Kargin. Biography of a Cossack before and after Lienz” by Irina Kargina (Moscow).

We thank all who took part in both events in 2017.  We gratefully appreciate the support and donations from around the globe.

Further projects:

In a series of lectures the association informs pupils and the public in East Tyrol about the fate of the Cossacks and the events in 1945.

Together with partner institutions we reach out to schools, teachers in Tyrol and the University of Innsbruck. In lectures and workshops they learn about the Cossacks during World War II and the Forced Repatriation in 1945. So they experience Tyrolian history as part of global history.  With articles in collected volumes and magazines, we inform the public and scientific community about the fate of the Cossacks in Lienz.


Wissenschaftliche Auseinandersetzung, Erinnerungskultur und Völkerverständigung stehen im Zentrum unserer Arbeit.

Folgende Schlagworte fassen unsere Vereinstätigkeit zusammen:



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