Cossack Rada

Cossack Rada (Ukrainian: Козацька рада, Kozats'ka Rada) was a general Cossack meeting often military in nature (see also Sich Rada). It was also known as the Chorna Rada, from the Slavic chern - mob.

The rada was an institution of Cossack administration in Ukraine from the 16th to the 18th century. One of the most famous of those councils was the Chorna rada of 1663, described in the novel Chorna Rada (The Black Council) by Panteleimon Kulish. At that council the Hetmanate faction of Khmelnytsky were deposed from the government and replaced by Bryukhovetsky, the first hetman who became the Russian boyar.

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    Silence is to all creatures thus attacked the only means of salvation; it fatigues the Cossack charges of the envious, the enemy’s savage ruses; it results in a cruising and complete victory.
    Honoré De Balzac (1799–1850)