The Stanitsa was founded in 1951 by the late Colonel  Mikhail Alekseevich Taratuchin,
Kuban Cossack who was asked by the then  Kuban Ataman  General  Vyatcheslav Naumenko
and the famous poet Colonel Nikolai Turoverov (a Don Cossack  who was in charge of the
Cossack Union in Paris) to organise Cossacks in the UK into stanitsas/organisations.
 
The London Stanitsa is the last surviving organisation in the UK. For the tenth consecutive
year, we are raising funds for the Romanov Fund for Russia (Registered Charity No 1037622).