"Gallantry and Pride" Gundorovka by hunterV

Gundorovka Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 11 photos

Some History

Gundorovka was founded in 1681 as a Cossacks stanitsa.
There are several legends about the name of stanitsa. One of them says that gundor was a man who liked to talk and to have a chat. Stanitsa became a working settlement in December 1945.
In November 1951 it got municipal rights and became a town of Rostov region.
In July 1955 a new town appeared on the map. It was called Donetsk. It incorporated the former stanitsa and the working settlement of the nearby coalmine.
Now there is a separate settlement called Gundorovskiy located about five miles to the east of the town of Donetsk.

A Short Trip

Gundorovskiy – this is the official name of this settlement that is located on the River Bolshaya Kamenka ("The Great Stone River") at its confluence with the Seversky Donets.
This Russian Cossacks settlement has rich history. The settlement is also called stanitsa.The Cossacks from Gundorovka were famous for their gallantry and courage at all fronts of all wars.
Gundorovka is also famous for its Cossack choir. The traditional songs of Russian Don Cossakcs are performed by this choir at every event or festival.
I was glad to make a short trip to this settlement during my stay in Donetsk.
We visited the famous Holy Assumption Cathedral where all the famous and brave Cossacks were baptized.
The erection of Holy Assumption Cathedral was requested by the Cossacks and approved by the Czar Nickolas I on November 24, 1852. The cathedral is at 42 Sovietskaya Street in Gundorovskiy.
I am sure I will come back to this place some day.

Some Georgaphical Data

Latitude: 48.35;
Longitude: 40.01.

The population is about 5 thousand inhabitants.

Map of Gundorovskiy
Stanitsa Gundorovskaya

Stanitsa Gundorovskaya Photo Gallery

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Rich history and traditions, pure nature, wonderful views
  • Cons:a small settlement with no hotel (not too many visitors)
  • In a nutshell:A Proud Russian Cossacks Stanitsa
  • Last visit to Gundorovka: Aug 2008
  • Intro Updated Jul 3, 2014
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    Interesting seeing and old Cossack house! Looks like a beautiful cathedral and nice you could take some photos!

  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Hi Victor, another very interesting page. I didn't know much about the cossacks so i did some more reading. very very interesting. are there many such settlements still existing?

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2010 at 4:10 AM

    Lovely little page with great photos of the wooden houses. Well done.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    Interesting place with lots of history and that's a very unique cross - the Cross of Gundorovka!

  • nada1712's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2008 at 10:59 AM

    This is the sort of place I like to visit. Much more interesting than big cities ....Well done

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2008 at 4:10 AM

    Very interesting history, Victor! Love those old wooden houses too, they have a lot of atmosphere.

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    Sweet little Cossack house...and of course those onion shaped domes are a knockout. How do they stay so brilliantly gold?

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    Interesting page about old Cossacks stanitsa. Holy Assumption Cathedral looks very impressive.

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2008 at 8:29 AM

    Hi victor, good insight into Gundorovka and hope to see more tips and photos soon! Happy birthday to you and do keep in touch :)

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2008 at 12:00 AM

    it is always again interesting to see the interior of russian churches, thanks for sharing, Victor !


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