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Young Cossacks perform at martial arts festivals in the Ukraine

February 26, 2011 : within the framework of Cooperation Program between the cities of Khartsyzsk (Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine) and Taganrog, cossacks of Taganrog district headed by ataman Alexander Shepelenko visited the cities of Donetsk and Khartsyzsk. Ten young men of the cossack quick reaction regiment KOBR of Orthodox military patriotic club "Peresvet" representing Taganrog Cossack district of Voisko Donskoe (The Allmighty Army of Don) participated in the Russian Martial Arts Festival in Donetsk, which was dedicated to 15th anniversary of the Martial Arts Federation of Donetsk and in the Festival of Martial Arts "Ratoborets" in Khartsyzsk.

Young men of the military patriotic club Peresvet in khartsyzsk

The Festival Ratoborets was held by Cossacks camp named after Ivan Bogun. Nine teams participated in the festival, representing various styles of martial art. Young Taganrogers made a performance of "Russian style" (Kadochnikov's Systema).

Among the honorary guests of the event were the Hetman of Ukrainian Cossacks Mikola Pantelyuk and Cornet-General of Ukrainian Cossacks Boris Berkovich.