• (noun): A member of a Slavic people living in southern European Russia and Ukraine and adjacent parts of Asia and noted for their horsemanship and military skill; they formed an elite cavalry corps in czarist Russia.

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Cossack, Western Australia - Cemetery
... Cossack contains a small cemetery comprising separate European and Japanese precincts ... The pearling industry of the 19th century was notably dangerous, with many pearlers losing their lives ...
... In 1535, the first Cossack host (within the modern-day city limits of Marhanets) founded was the Tomakivka Sich, located on the Tomakivka Island near the mouth of the Tomakivka River ... the name "Ukhod Tomakivka." The modern town Tomakivka has direct roots in the former Cossack host on Tomakivka Island ... After the autonomy of the Cossack Hetmanate was abolished in 1764, many of such cossack villages were more densely populated ...
List Of Ukrainian Rulers - Hetmans of Ukrainian Cossacks (1506–1775) - Hetmans of The Cossack State
... Following the Khmelnytsky uprising a new Cossack republic, the Hetmanate, was formed ... Ruled Until Bohdan Khmelnytsky, the first sole ruler of the Ukrainian Cossack state who adopted the title of Hetman of the Zaporozhian Host 1595—1657 1657 ... Ivan Bohun, was the Acting Hetman during ...
Serhii Vasylkivsky - Art Works
... theme is an armed horse-mounted Zaporozhian Cossack in the Ukrainian steppes or a group of cossacks on sentry duty, traveling or resting ... group of works belong panoramic views with historical titles such as "Cossack Mountain" ... In the middle of the painting "Cossack Picket" (1888), three horses stand in the dawn light to the right, near the fire, sit resting cossacks who are on watch duty ...
Michael Minsky - Cossack Choirs
... Minsky joined the Schwarzmeer Cossack Choir in the early 1960s, alongside his participation in Rodina (1962, 1963 and 1964) when Rodina closed the doors, he sang from 1966 until 1968 in Datscha ... Although under contract with the Don Cossack Choir Serge Jaroff and its conductor from 1948 onwards, it was only late in 1964 that he could join the Don Cossack Choir in Luzern ...

Famous quotes containing the word cossack:

    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)

    The Cossack eats Poland,
    Like stolen fruit;
    Her last noble is ruined,
    Her last poet mute:
    Straight, into double band
    The victors divide;
    Half for freedom strike and stand;—
    The astonished Muse finds thousands at her side.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)