Following our usual tour of the most important cities of Russia, Today we have to talk about Don Rostov, the capital of the Rostov Oblast located in the southwest of the country.
The city of Rostov-on-Don It was founded in 1749 and currently has 1.100.000 inhabitants.
One of the main attractions of this city is the penetration of the Cossack culture all over the city.
We invite you to know the Cosaca culture!
The Cossack culture
Cossack It is a term related to knights and was a social and military group that was permanently established in the current south of Russia and Ukraine by the 10th century.
These people provided military services to their neighbors and one of these neighbors was precisely Rostov-on-Don.
Cossack is a word that means "nomad, free man."
To enjoy the Cossack culture and the Rostov region today you can, for example:
- Visit the town Starocherkasskaya, this was the ancient capital of the Cossacks of the Don. Visiting the city is like moving in history. Every architectural detail represents what this culture is. Do not forget to enter the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Starocherkasskaya a holy way to penetrate the culture of the Cossacks of the Don. This town is located 27 km from Rostov-on-Don.
The gastronomy of the sector is another form of Rostov-on-Don culture. It is said that the Cossacks were lovers of good cooking, were cheerful and liked jokes. However, they hated drunks; so be careful with drinking a few more drinks.
As an anecdote in this section, it is said that the word "Bistro" adopted by France to refer to fast food is of Cossack origin. The Cossacks during the Napoleonic wars asked in French restaurants to serve him fast. The fast word in Russian is "Bystro". In addition, just being present in Rostov del Don you can breathe the Cosaca culture.
By the way, for the Cossacks there are 3 rules that don't break:
1. The unconditional respect that is given to the elderly, which is taught to children and transmitted from generation to generation.
2. The unconditional hospitality that is given to every guest or tourist in the city regardless of their nationality, race or religion. They feel flattered in some way when they are visited. Feature that has grown even more tourists arriving from all over the world.
3- And unconditional respect for women regardless of their social role.