Lienz Cossacks tragedy

Картина Корольков Выдача казаков в Лиенце
The painting “Extradition of Cossacks in Lienz”. Artist Sergey Korolkov

Extradition of Cossacks to councils in May-June 1945 in Austria.

Austria. Alps. Lienz. Wonderful places and a beautiful corner of Europe. The sun. The mountains. Nature. Numerous tourists from all over Europe come here to relax and enjoy nature. Hiking, sports, ancient buildings and excellent local cuisine. So Lienz is known throughout Europe, except for Russia and England. In these two countries, the word “Lienz” evokes special and opposite memories. What Russians feel at the word “Lienz” was well written by the poetess and Cossack Maria Volkova:

There is such a valley in Tyrol, And in the valley of that Drava river …
Just remember – and tremble with pain, As from a blade that opened a wound!
Where the mountains are thoughtful, Having encircled the expanse of heaven,
The wind is a tale of sin and shame. Do not get tired of repeating for centuries.
Well, poet, your bitter stanzas, What are they rushing to break into the wild,
at the foot of the new Calvary. On your knees, do not breathe!
Somewhere Drava in rampant crying, Striking, as in the chest, on the coast,
Wails of the lives of the Cossack, Coldly thrown into the hands of the enemy.
Deceived the law and the defense, Requests to touch the deaf could not …
Blood, treacherously, innocently killed, Cries, cries from the ground!
The banners fluttered like shadows … And in a hot prayer rush
Destruction gushed forth viciously, Flooding everything with its elements!
On the shoulders, heads and icons. Hundreds of savvy legs raced …
The distance and the heights were overwhelmed with a groan, But no one came – did not help!
Only one compassionate Drava, Reflecting the June firmament,
She covered in a wave of bloody Runaway from horror to death …
The mountains frowned more severely, In a long echo their trembling pierced, –
Not from the clank of iron monsters dragging and tearing bodies?
Cossacks, and Cossacks, and children, The color of the last Cossack land,
Forgotten by all in the world
So bow down, poet, to your knees And cry, and pray, and ask,
So that even the late news of treason, Like fire, swept through Russia,
To the memory of the victims trembled In the Russian heart, sobbing always!
In the meantime … let the Tyrolean rocks Pour shame!
Maria Volkova (1902-1983)
(an employee of the magazine “Military reality” Paris, France, the daughter of a general of the Siberian Cossack army, tortured in Irkutsk in 1920. Published with permission of the journal)

Lienz and Drava Valley extradition of Cossacks

Lienz and Drava Valley extradition of Cossacks

Book of Memory

History of the Cossacks. DP camps. Archives, documents, memories.

– History of the Cossack Camp

Cossack Stan of General Domanov, fragments of history. Northern Italy. 
The departure of the Cossacks from Italy to the valley of the Drava River, fragments of history
Cossack extradition areas in Austria
-“Better death is here …”, the tragedy of the Cossacks on June 1
– The tragedy of Cossack power, the extradition of Cossack officers and generals on June 28
Judenburg destruction of the Cossacks
Krasnova L.F. about staying at the Amlah hotel near Lienz
About the inhabitants of the mountains of the North Caucasus and Muslims 
-Extradition of Cossacks in Lienz. Bezkaravayny N., memories of Judenburg, Graz
Escape from Spital. Record from the words of a former officer of the Red Army.

Memorable places of Russian history and the Cossacks What to visit
– Hotel “Golden Fish”
– Hotel Traube
– former British Headquarters
– Kirche St. Antonio – Cossack Campaign
– City cemetery

Lienz. City `s history. Guide what to see
– museums, exhibitions, galleries Lienza
– monuments and historical places, parks
– historical Buildings
– “Main Square” (Hauptplatz)
Memorable Russian places in Austria
Austria. Memorable Russian places. What to see from the memorable places of Russian and world history. Cossacks, Russian Corps, Refugee Camps (DP camps), museums, memorials.
– Memorable Russian places in Italy.

Лиенц кладбище казаков

Cossack cemetery in the city of Pegget near Lienz. Photo by Mikhail Blinov

Memory watch. Commemoration of the Cossacks of the victims of Yalta
2010 year. Degeneration of US Cossacks led by Ataman of the Kuban Cossack Army abroad Anatoly Pevnev, a participant in the events of May-June 1945

The surroundings of Lienz