1. Woman of the cossack resurgence by Anastasia Taylor Lind_VII magazine

    Throughout the steppes and valleys of autonomous Crimea and Caucasus Southern Russia the Cossack people are relearning their warrior traditions and cultural heritage, which were aggressively suppressed by the communists during their 74 years in power. The Cossack revival began in 1991 with the collapse of the USSR, as small groups of men and women began to resurrect their historic role as defenders of Russia‚Äôs Southern borders and the Orthodox Church. Today the movement has gained considerable numbers, particularly in Russia with backing from the government, which is also investing in nurturing Cossack resurgence through the many Cadet schools that are now operating in the South…

     
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