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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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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Alex Gendler
  • Director WOW-HOW Studio
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Producer Alex Isaev, Daria Kachan , Tatiana Koroleva
  • Art Director Victor Zhuravliov
  • Storyboard Artist Victor Zhuravliov
  • Illustrator Victor Zhuravliov, Nikita Bondarenko, Anna Aleksandrova
  • Animator Konstantin Bunovsky, Dmitrii Zakharchuk, Elmar Aleskerov
  • Music Stephen LaRosa
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Fact-Checker Rebekah Barnett

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