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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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A Slavic warrior caste known throughout Russia, Ukraine and Northern Mongolia. The name Cossack probably originates from Turkic, "Kazakh" meaning either "horseman" or "free man" (i.e. not a serf or noble) depending on context. Both definitions hold true, as Cossack warriors were exclusively cavalry, and actively recruited freed or runaway serfs into their ranks. Going by the Turkic/Mongolian origin of their name, the Cossacks may have originated in Central Asia, and migrated into the Slavic lands as nomads, perhaps on the heels of the Mongol invasions.

Historically, the Cossacks were predominantly Russian Orthodox Christian, but there were a few, especially around Crimea, who were Muslim, and some were even Buddhists from Mongolia.

Most early accounts of the Cossacks come from those who fought them, and recount their brutality and the use of bull whips as a battlefield weapon. Later accounts come from Russian officers who fought alongside the Cossacks during Napoleon's invasion of Russia. The Cossacks fought alongside the Russian army as late as WWI. In the Revolution, the Cossacks aligned with the Czar, and committed numerous acts of brutality against anyone suspected of Communist sympathies. They also carried out pogroms against Jewish villagers, under the assumption that all Jews were Communists. After the Revolution, the Cossacks were persecuted by the Bolsheviks and finally crushed by Stalin.
The Cossacks raided the village.

The Cossack cavalry chased the Austrians down the embankment with their whips.

The Cossack cavalry chased the French into the marshes with their sabers.

A Cossack can kill three ninjas and seven pirates with one lash of his whip.
by the birds and trees October 27, 2007
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An unstoppable killing machine from the age of Rape & Pillage, nothing could stop them, not even Pikemen with Italian Priests!
Yeah I was 6v6ing in Europa and TKoV was soaring until we got cossack rushed, hao counter cossacks?
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Slavic people living in southern European Russia and Ukraine and adjacent parts of Asia and noted for their horsemanship and militarykill; they formed an elite cavalry corps in czarist Russia
I was bored while doing AP History packets.
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Russian cavalry men. Usually not in the formal russian military but still served their nation to the death. SOme of the best horsemen ever. in ww2 were often mowed down by German tanks as they charged they Panzers with their spears.
"Those dumb cossacks allways getting their blood onmy tank! I just got this thing painted!"-German tank captian after a cossack attack
by Gunrussian July 06, 2004
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An ethnic slur used for a Russian person. Comes from the cossack soldiers in russia.
Hey Boris! You fucking cossack!
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Liquor previously drank by soldiers in the battle on petrograd, where cpt. cossacks men came out victorious. Today cossack is very popular within the cities of Boston and Quincy MA, where kids like to drink this substance in hope to become completly annilated. This alcohol is mostly used when in depression and more aften than not if using this substance most do not remember the previuos night. Cossack is not reccomended and could may cause death. Cossack is also a form of seduction that men use on women
Kyle's father killed his mother then proceded to rape all of his kids before killing himself, kyle in last resort when to see his girlfried for help when he walked in on him having intercourse with his best friend Johnny, Kyle then proceeded to drink a 5th of cossack vodka and all was forgotten.
by Big Ballss October 09, 2007
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