Slava Cercheză

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Slava Cercheză
Черкезская Слава
Commune
Drawing of Uspenia Monastery in the early 20th century
Drawing of Uspenia Monastery in the early 20th century
Country  Romania
County Tulcea County
Status Commune
Government
 • Mayor Ivan Ignat (Lipovan Russian Community of Romania)
Area
 • Total 106.25 km2 (41.02 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,625
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.slava-cercheza.ro

Slava Cercheză (Russian: Черкезская Слава) is a commune in Tulcea County, Romania. Its name means the Cherkess (Circassian) Slava, in reference to the main group of the village before the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878). Besides the titular village, the commune also includes Slava Rusă (Russian: Русская Слава, Russian Slava).

Situated near the site of ancient Libida, the commune is home to an important Russian-speaking Lipovan community (79.9% of the population) dating from the late 17th or early 18th century. The Uspenia monastery in the village of Slava Rusă is the seat of the Orthodox Old Rite Eparchy of Slava, founded in the 19th century, with authority over most of Dobruja. The Vovidenia convent is also found in the village. 20% of the inhabitants are Romanians.

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Coordinates: 44°54′N 28°32′E / 44.900°N 28.533°E / 44.900; 28.533