Representatives of the old and influential Cossack family of the Zhuchenkovs lived at Don from the early XVII century, and, as legends say, they had come first to Cherkassk (now called Starocherkasskaya Village).
Their house, like the house of Kondratii Bulavin nearby, was an inhibited citadel with thick walls, cast-iron bars on the windows resembling castle embrasures, the open yard space, convenient for shooting, and practically no smaller houses around the yard.
Another Russian rebel, Stepan Razin, is said to be kept prisoner here in 1671, and later on sent for execution from here.
The building was changed many times. Nowadays, it is a wonderful example of the classical Cossack kuren (house) of the XVIII century.