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Olympic Torch relay reaches Novocherkassk City


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Olympic Torch relay reaches Novocherkassk City

Day 106: The Olympic Torch Relay reaches Novocherkassk City, in the Rostov Region. The city was founded as the capital of Don Cossacks and has retained this unofficial status up to the present day.

In Soviet times the town was re-structured and oriented towards industrial production, in particular – electric locomotives. Now once again the city starts to position itself as the capital of the Russian and even the world Cossack community.

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The Pope and the circus

On Wednesday Pope Francis was treated to a brief performance by the Rony Rollers Circus troupe in Saint Peter’s Square at the end of his weekly audience.