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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

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It is not good that a gentleman who can answer to the Queen's toast should lie at the feet of a subaltern of Cossacks.
Dirkovitch was a Russian - a Russian of the Russians - who appeared to get his bread by serving the Czar as an officer in a Cossack regiment, and corresponding for a Russian newspaper with a name that was never twice alike.
The Lushkar team came, and Dirkovitch came, in the fullest full uniform of a Cossack officer, which is as full as a dressing-gown, and was introduced to the Lushkars, and opened his eyes as he regarded.
Nikolai Ulakhovich, supreme hetman (military commander of the Cossacks) of the organization Belarusian Cossacks, and Sergei Gaidukevich, chairman of the Belarusian Liberal Democratic Party.
One alert said members of the Bandidos and Cossacks gangs had been ordered to kill anyone in uniform.
One alert warned that the two main gangs involved - the Cossacks and Bandidos - "have issued an order to kill anyone in uniform" - as pictures circulated on social media appearing to show police firing at bikers.
PREMIER League runnersup Seven United secured a place in the semi-final of the Lazarou Brothers Challenge Cup after a 2-0 win over Cardiff Cossacks.
An undeniable proof of this has become telephone calls of the ataman of the Great Host of Don Cossacks Nikolai Kozitsyn, made public by the Security Service of Ukraine, that establish a direct link of the so-called Russian Cossack structures coordinated from Moscow with weapons supply to terrorist organizations operating in the East of Ukraine, as well as with the kidnapping of members of the OSCE Special monitoring mission on May 29, 2014.
Six group members -- five women and one man -- donned their signature ski masks in downtown Sochi and were pulling out a guitar and microphone as at least 10 Cossacks and other security officials moved in.
au, six group members, five women and one man, wore their signature ski masks and were pulling out a guitar and microphone when some 10 Cossacks and other security officials moved in and started beating them.
His major works include Barge Haulers on the Volga (1873), Religious Procession in Kursk Province (1883) and Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks (1880-91).
In a programme titled The Cossacks of Russia and Folklore from Tajikistan, world music and dance from Eastern Europe and Central Asia was the subject of attraction on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
For Taras Shevchenko, by contrast, the History embodied the love of the Cossacks "for their native Ukraine" (p.
Thousands of Cossacks will help police patrol southern Russian during the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi to keep Muslim immigrants out.
In February 1945 he authorised the forced repatriation of tens of thousands of Cossacks who had either fought against Stalin or had refused to fight for the Red Army.