Prof. Petja Houdjakov and his

Bolschoi Don Cossacks


May 10, 2015

The Bolschoi Don Cossacks at the commemoration concert in Mauthausen

On the May 10, 2015 the Bolschoi Don Kosaken have given a commemoration concert in the former concentration camp Mauthausen. Delegation of 35 nations and over 22.000 persons paid tribute to the 70th anniversary of liberation.


As often has been written about the canto of the Bolschoi Don Kosaken under the direction of Petja Houdjakov the audience was moved to tears and this not only thousands of visitors there but also the singers. The heavy atmosphere of the camp intensified by the touching and emotionally deeply affecting chant of the choir inspired everybody to think, remember and mourn.