The process of galactic disc growing is still not fully understood.
In the majority of disk galaxies the gas and stars are located in the same plane and rotate in the same direction.
However, there are kinematically peculiar galaxies hosting two counter-rotating stellar discs.
Their origin is believed to be the result of a past event of accretion of gas followed by star formation.
By studying such galaxies we can learn how much material, when, and how, have fallen onto the progenitor galaxy.
We identified a sample of 56 counter-rotating galaxies in the MaNGA IFU survey and initiated a follow-up observing campaign at the 6-m telescope (BTA) aiming to determine the stellar population properties of both stellar discs.
Our preliminary results suggest the dichotomy of the sample of counter-rotating galaxies.
We found that most massive galaxies have extended counter-rotating disks, whose contribution to luminosity is higher than in the less massive galaxies suggestive of different evolutionary paths.