Sich Rada

The Sich Rada (Ukrainian: Січова Рада, Sichova Rada) was the highest branch of government of the Zaporozhian Cossacks, and based at their center, the Zaporizhian Sich. It was also called Viyskova Rada (Military Council). The Rada, a type of governing committee but with participation from the cossack members, was involved in legislative, executive and judicial matters.

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Sich Rada - Functions
... As an institution, the Sich Rada was a form of direct democracy where rights of individual cossacks were preserved through participation in the Rada ... The Sich Rada also fulfilled certain economic functions, such as the distribution of the communal agricultural and fishing districts among the kurins of the Sich ...
Zaporozhian Cossacks - Organization
... Some sources refer to the Zaporizhian Sich as a "cossack republic", as the highest power in it belonged to the assembly of all its members, and because its leaders (starshyna) were elected ... administration in the Zaporozhian Host was the Sich Rada (council) ... At Sich Rada were reviewed issues of internal and foreign policies, conducted elections of military starshyna (officership), division of assigned land, punishment of criminals who committed the ...