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Cossack - Russia

The term "Cossacks" is applied to specific militaristic communities of various ethnicities living in the southern steppe regions of Ukraine and Russia.

Although many theories exist on the formation of Cossacks, towards the end of the 14th century two Cossack hosts emerged: one on the lower Dnieper River and the other on the Don River. These were joined by numerous Ruthenian migrants who left the adjacent northern states of Moscow and Lithuania. By the start of the 16th century they swelled into large militant states known as hosts.

The Dnieper Cossacks of Ukraine formed the Zaporozhian Sich. Initially a vassal of Poland-Lithuania, the increasing social and religious pressure from the Commonwealth caused them to proclaim a Cossack Hetmanate, initiating a rebellion under Bohdan Khmelnytsky in the mid-17th century. Afterwards, the Treaty of Pereyaslavl with Russia signalled the start of the Commonwealth's decline but also brought Ukraine under Russian control for the next three hundred years.

The Don Cossack Host, allied with the Tsardom of Russia, began a systematic conquest and colonization of lands to secure her borders on the Volga, the whole of Siberia, the Yaik and the Terek Rivers.

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This is Ivan Kazansky, AKA Kazanak - another ancestor of Alexei's. There are a few other deviations of him, but they were submitted a very long time ago.
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:icondenkron:
DENKRON Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Kazaki! Kazaki! Kazaki razboyniki! 
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F1st-of-R3volution Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Nice! DO FINLAAAAAND!!!
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:iconleebk201:
leebk201 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Russia+cossacks=orb effect do not stack.
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:iconmilky0candy:
milky0candy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
He's just....too cute ~_~
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:iconalexeikazansky:
AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Thanks. :XD:
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:iconxujunhua:
xujunhua Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
in films many Cossacks had a mosin 1944 on their back
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:iconalexeikazansky:
AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
This guy is from the 1890s.
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:iconxujunhua:
xujunhua Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
that's right .at that time mosin1891 had not been invented.i have a chance to shoot mosin1944 two years ago ,it is accurate but hard to operate.(china made mosin 1944 is called type 53)
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:icontehpevis:
tehpevis Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009   Traditional Artist
ah, why does he have a red star hat?
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:iconalexeikazansky:
AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
um.... yeah no explanation for that?
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:icontehpevis:
tehpevis Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009   Traditional Artist
ah. even the Federation still uses red stars. It just looks awesome on a drunken russian!
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:icongufu1992:
gufu1992 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Moskals ask for jokes directed at Eskimos, now.
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:iconalexeikazansky:
AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Can't make a good Eskimo joke. Don't know any. :XD:
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:icongufu1992:
gufu1992 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cooking pan with years, That is the directive.
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LinaAir Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Они почти не пьют спиртное. У них с этим строго. И, вообще, русские на 15 месте в мире по употреблению спиртного. На первом Финляндия или Германия. =)
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:iconalexeikazansky:
AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Well nonetheless the stereotype says they're heavy drinkers. =P
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:icongeneralvyse:
GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
UUURRAAAIIII COSACKIII!!! or something....
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:iconalexeikazansky:
AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
that's the one. :XD:
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:icongeneralvyse:
GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
YAY!!!! Can i sing the Senny song now? *a senny is a fence apparently.....* Check the linkage: [link]
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:iconalexeikazansky:
AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
SING TO YOUR HEART'S DESIRE, SIR. :XD:
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:iconrenka002:
renKa002 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
I can get history lessons from you XDDD
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:iconalexeikazansky:
AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Yup!
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:iconyamazaki-uma:
YAMAZAKI-UMA Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
This is a nice rendition :D
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:iconalexeikazansky:
AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Thank you. =P
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:iconweasel102:
Weasel102 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Yay! He's got vodka AND a shashka! Hurray for ossacks; they're even better on horses! =D
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:iconleo-recon:
LEO-Recon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
VODKA!
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:iconweasel102:
Weasel102 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Vodka, the drink of the Gods! =D
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:iconleo-recon:
LEO-Recon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
FINNALY ANOTHER LOVER!
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:iconweasel102:
Weasel102 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
I've actually never had vodka, but I heard it is good.
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:iconleo-recon:
LEO-Recon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
its great! but expensive
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:iconweasel102:
Weasel102 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
I would expect. I don't think the US makes vodka, so then they'd have to get it from Russia. lol. Must be why it is so expensive.
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:iconleo-recon:
LEO-Recon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
yeah, its so expensive because going from Communist to Republic COMPLEATLY starved the country
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:iconalexeikazansky:
AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
I know, right? :D
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:iconnecrocyborg:
Necrocyborg Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
It's like every Russian must carry a vodka bottle with him.. :D
But red uniform doesn't fit very well with him.. -_-
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:iconleo-recon:
LEO-Recon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
whts wrong with VODKA?
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:iconnecrocyborg:
Necrocyborg Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
BECAUSE WE DO NOT DRINK IT EVERYWHERE
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:iconleo-recon:
LEO-Recon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
oh. . .well thats true.
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:iconalexeikazansky:
AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
What's wrong with the red uniform?
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:iconnecrocyborg:
Necrocyborg Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Don't know it's just the red ones are Ukrainian.. o_O
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:iconalexeikazansky:
AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Kuban Cossacks are Ukrainian? D:
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:iconnecrocyborg:
Necrocyborg Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Kuban? :o i don't get it.. It's just as far as i know Russian cossacks often wear brown,white,dark green uniforms.. I noticed a Russian flag on the background so..
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:iconalexeikazansky:
AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Kuban Cossacks wear red uniforms (but traditionally gray trousers).
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:iconnecrocyborg:
Necrocyborg Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
AAAA... I remembered!!! You mean those who live in southern Russia not far from the black sea? Now it makes some sense to me.. :XD: I remembered Kuban region..
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:iconalexeikazansky:
AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
yeah, yeah that's them. =P
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SaidinWhitewolf Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bring on the vodka! Forget the sword, I'd just start cracking heads with the bottle.
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:iconalexeikazansky:
AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
LOL
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:iconizketz:
izketz Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
at least the shoes was not pointed just like the last one you drew...:XD:
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:iconalexeikazansky:
AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Well that's because only Muslims wear those kinds of shoes, comrade. =P
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Juskan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Ivan? You steal someone from my Family name :| Jk and DRUNK RUSSIAN WITH SWORD ON A HORSE RUSHHHHHHHH!!!
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AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Your last name must be Ivanov! :D
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