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Novocherkassk is a city in Rostov Oblast, Russia, located on the right bank of the Tuzlov River and on the Aksay River. Population: 168,746 ; 170,822 ; 178,000 ; 123,000 ; 81,000 ; 52,000 .HistoryLieutenant-general Matvei Platov, the Ataman of the Don Cossacks, founded Novocherkassk in 1805 as the administrative center of the Don Host Oblast, after the inhabitants of the stanitsa of Cherkassk had to leave their abodes on the banks of the Don on account of the frequent floods.During the Russian Civil War of 1917-1922, Novocherkassk lay the heart of the Don counter-revolution and came under the command of General Alexey Kaledin. The Red Army finally ousted the Whites from Novocherkassk on January 7, 1920. During World War II the German Wehrmacht occupied Novocherkassk between July 24, 1942 and February 13, 1943. In 1962 Soviet armed functionaries brutally suppressed local food riots in the event known as the Novocherkassk massacre.Novocherkassk is in Rostov Oblast. Customize your holiday with our Russia trip itinerary planner to create an adventure that suits you.
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