2 definitions by Anatoliy

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The correct pronunciation of the word Cossack in Ukrainian. In plural - Kozaky

- Kozaks are the famous Ukrainian rebel fighters
- Kozak soldier is a romantic and a violent medieval hero of Ukraine
- To be called a Kozak in Ukraine is a grand compliment

At the start of the 16th century Ukrainian peasants runaway from their masters to the uninhabited southern steppes of Ukraine and set up their infamous gangs and the Kozak State.

Those guys were crazy fighters and big time party animals. Quickly the glory about the wild and fearless rebels had spread around the Europe.

In the 1648-54 war against Poland, now the kozak army supported by the Ukrainian peasants had defeated the Polish King and took control of Ukraine and the capital Kyiv (Kiev).

Unfortunately Hetman Khmelnycky decided to ally with the Mowscow Kingdom, and as a result the Kozak statehood was finished off by the Russian Queen in 1775 and the whole country suffered from the Russian rule for three centuries.

Well known Hollywood film 'Taras Bulba' tells the story of kozak officer by the name of Taras, who kills his own son for betraying him and Ukraine after falling in love with a pretty polish chick.
Ukraine has not died yet! The Kozak blood is still running in our veins!

Pavlo, you are the REAL kozak, man!
by Anatoliy September 13, 2005
Famous Ukrainian rebel warrior of 15-18th centuries. Correctly written from Ukrainian - Kozak

Also Ukrainian kozaks greatly influenced the formation of Russian cossacks (KAZAK in Russian).
Those had their share of fame much later on in 19-20th centuries.

Around half of Russian cossacks are Ukrainian by blood.
You'd be surprised to know that the famous Russian Cossack dancing is not russian at all. The cossack dance such as GOPAK is actually from Ukraine.
by Anatoliy September 13, 2005

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