Modern life of the Don Cossacks

Important and trivial events in the life of the Cossacks
The British betrayal of the Cossacks

The British betrayal of the Cossacks

The Don Cossacks were almost exterminated in Russia by the Soviets. These actions of the Soviet government were quite logical. The Cossacks were natural enemies of the Bolsheviks. While the Cossacks maintained their way of life based on military training, loyalty to...

Cossacks and New Ukraine

Cossacks and New Ukraine

Why Russian Cossacks don't wish to support the new Ukrainian government? @ Image courtesy of www.raremaps.ru Don Cossacks expressed the desire to take part in the armed struggle against the new Ukrainian government. A few days ago the Big Circle of the Don Cossacks...

The Don Cossacks and Ukrainian revolution

The Don Cossacks and Ukrainian revolution

In early March 2014 many mass medias of Russia came out with a title : “The Don Cossacks are ready for military expedition”. Since I consider myself a Cossack I was slightly upset by news that we are going somewhere to fight. It appeared that the Don Cossacks held a...

The Cossacks versus Pussy Riot

The Cossacks versus Pussy Riot

Confrontation between the Cossacks and Pussy Riot has a fairly long history though people in Russia seems to pay much less attention to all of the performances of Pussy Riot than in Europe and USA. If you don’t mind to spent some time searching the web you would...

In memory of Don Cossack craftswomen

In memory of Don Cossack craftswomen

Several years ago  in the old Don Cossack town  Urjupinsk  was erected monument to Don Cossack craftswomen. In old times the life of the Don Cossacks was quite specific. You could say that the war was their way of life. Every man was a soldier. Cossacks were exempt...

Goats monument in Don Cossacks town

Goats monument in Don Cossacks town

The Goats monument may seem strange to a newcomer, but any city habitant knows the meaning of this monument.  As a joke we can say that this is a monument to the goats who defeated the Soviet regime. In Soviet Union everyone was obliged to work. There were no private...

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