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Don KosakenChor Russland

Formed: August 23 1992

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Don KosakenChor Russland

The Don Cossacks Choir Russia (Хор Донских казаков России, 1992) is a Russian folk choir of returned exiles and native Russian cossacks led by the Dutch conductor Marcel Verhoeff (Russian; Марсель Верхуфф).

The choir takes inspiration from the Don Cossack Choir of Serge Jaroff (1921) which continues to exist independently outside Russia. The new choir was formed when, following the Gorbachev era, changes in Russia allowed both exiled cossacks to come home and also native Russian cossacks to reassert their traditions.