A day in the life of a Cossack warrior - Alex Gendler
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The year is 1676, and a treaty has officially ended hostilities between the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Ottoman Empire. Despite a serene sunset on the Dnipro river, the mood is tense for the Zaporozhian Cossacks. Renowned as one of Europe’s most formidable military forces, they are in the midst of a power struggle. Alex Gendler outlines a day in the life of a Cossack soldier.
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The Cossacks have also been featured in countless fictional portrayals from Repin’s famous painting, to novels by Gogol and Tolstoy, to poems by Byron and Pushkin. For more realistic accounts, there are several books on the history of the cossacks, as well as reporting on their more recent role in Russia’s conflicts.
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