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  uboat.net - Allied Warships - Destroyer HMS Cossack of the Tribal class
Cossack, being the leader of the 8th Division, also accompanied HMS Maori, HMS Zulu and HMS Nubian on various exercises.
Cossack's stem plating had to be repaired as a result of bumping into Altmark but it was a small price to pay for the saving of human lives.
On 14th July, HMS Cossack, HMS Maori and HMS Sikh arrived in Gibraltar to take part in Operation Substance, the reinforcement of Malta's garrison which was expected to repel an anticipated German airborne assault.
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  Profile - cossack
Cossacks were a sub-ethnic group of Russians who lived from the 15th to early 20th centuries and consisted of all sorts of nationalities (Germans, Greek, Turks, Ukrainians) although most were of Slavic origin.
Cossacks were superior horsemen and exceptional warriors who were always on horseback and always ready for battle, 24 hours a day.
Cossacks were not only superior land warriors but their fleets of small boats terrified other sea vessels and port cities.
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  Cossack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cossacks for their part were mostly happy to plunder everybody more or less equally, although in the sixteenth century, with the dominance of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth extending south, the Zaporozhian Cossacks were mostly, if tentatively, regarded by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth as their subjects.
Cossack ambitions to be recognized as equal to the szlachta were constantly rebuffed, and plans for transforming the Two-Nations Commonwealth (Polish-Lithuanian) into Three Nations (with the Ruthenian Cossack people) made little progress due to their lack of popularity within the Commonwealth.
The Cossack's strong historic allegiance to the Eastern Orthodox Christianity in the Commonwealth dominated by the Catholicism increased the tensions, especially when the Commonwealth policies turned from relative tolerance to suppression of the Orthodox church, which made the Cossacks strongly anti-Catholic which at the time was synonymous to anti-Polish.
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 Kuban Cossacks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Second World War the majority of the Cossacks and their descendents in general fought for the Red Army, some did chose to collaborate with the German Invaders, however most of these were members of the Don Cossack Host, which survived much harsher purges and repressions in the 1920s.
The Cossack regiments of the Red Army itself saw heavy action, starting from the defence of their homeland during the Battle of Stalingrad and acted mostly on the southern sections in the front.
After the war the Cossacks were once again removed from the military, but not before they proudly marched on the Red Square in the famous victory parade of 1945 (only the Kuban Cossacks were allowed to march, being the largest group).
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 Cossacks
Cossacks acquired military strength and experience as well as prestige in their own society and fame throughout Europe, which at that time was resisting the Turkish onslaught.
Gradually, the Cossacks began to conduct their own external policy independent of the government and frequently contrary to its interests (for example, they took part in Moldavian affairs and arranged a treaty with Emperor Rudolf II in the 1590s).
Sich on Turkish territory (1775–1828); the Cossacks in the
encyclopediaofukraine.com /pages/C/O/Cossacks.htm   (1918 words)

  
 What is a Cossack?
Cossack--- the word meaning guerilla or adventurer- first came from the Ukrainian Stepps that begin north of the Black sea and the Caucasus Mountians.
The orgin of the cossacks can be traced to serfs who fled from the principality of Moscow in the 14th and 15th centuries and established wheat-growing and stock-raising communities in the valleys of the Dnepr, Don and Ural rivers.
From the 16th century, as the czars extended their realm, the cossacks were subjected to the authority of the Russian government, which tried to incorporate them into the state on the same basis as the other inhabitants of the country, except for slavery, which never occured in Cossack lands.
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 Foreign Military Studies Office Publications - The Cossack Brotherhood Reborn: A Political/military Force in a Realm of ...
Cossack military colonies were moved to the very edges of the Empire and loyalty to the throne was assured through a system of watchful army officers and governors empowered to use any means to prevent further Cossack uprisings.
Cossack forces and their families were ordered to the far-flung frontiers of the expanding Russian Empire as military colonists, where they served as border guards and the first line of defense.
Cossacks in Chita (Eastern Siberia) gave a vote of no confidence to their ataman and his aides because of the ataman's use of public flogging, creation of his own intelligence service, creation of morality patrols, and maintaining files on all the members of the Cossack community.
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 The Cossack Uprising   Jacek Wypych
To this end, in the fall of 1647, Chmielnicki stole from another Cossack officer letters from the Polish King Wladyslaw IV in which the monarch seemed to support the idea of a Cossack Host that was more or less independent of Polish nobility.
When the Cossacks heard of this alliance, they elected Chmielnicki to be Hetman and plans were secretly drawn for the war to start in the spring of 1648.
Cossack institutions sprung up in their place, and Cossack rule was established.
econc10.bu.edu /economic_systems/NatIdentity/FSU/Ukraine/cossack_uprising.htm   (1321 words)

  
 Cossacks history
Cossacks were proud of their arms, often passed from grandfather to father, and from father to son, and of their horses.
These Cossacks were different in their appearance, facial characteristics, and even in the uniforms they wore; but in the main they were the same; they cherishrd theier free and easy way of life; they knew that they were born for war; they were proud to be Cossacks.
Those Cossacks who had remained in Russia after their defeat in 1920, the families, the kin of those few who had managed to escape, and all those who had been in the ranks and whose regiments were cut off from the ports of embarkation, had to live under the stiff yoke of their conquerors.
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 Walkabout - Cossack
Roebourne and 1480 km north of Perth, Cossack is an historic ghost town at the mouth of the Harding River, although an active revitalisation program is fast turning it into one of the premier tourist attractions in the Pilbara.
Cossack was established when Walter Padbury, the first settler in the region, charted the harbour and named it Tien Tsin after the barque which had brought him to the area.
The stone customs house is testimony to the period when Cossack served as an important colonial port, prior to the transfer of the port to Point Samson at the outset of the 20th century.
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 Cossack Cycle in the Ceramics of Sevruk
She had asound and extensive knowledge of ancient epochs and became truly carried away by ancient history and this brought with it a conception of one's country and a love for it, a loyalty to the selected path‹a loyalty to the study of one's country.
The work "Cossack on Patrol" is similar to "Cossack on Guard," but the character of execution and depth, I believe, has far exceeded the latter.
The Cossack cycle is culminated by the work "Arrival of Bohdan Khmelnytsky with his Army in Kiev." In its execution, it reminds us of the "Council of Cossacks".
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 Cossack   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cossack has experienced a somewhat chequered past to bring it to its present state of today.
Cossacks fortune changed in the 1890’s when the silting of the harbour along with the growing need for an increase in the size of ships servicing the flourishing pastoral industry made the Harbour impractical.
The WA Museum and University of Western Australia are conducting ongoing archaeology at Cossack.
www.roebourne.wa.edu.au /tour/cossack.htm   (360 words)

  
 The Cossack Era   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, with increased Polish-Lithuanian oppression and attacks on Cossack steppe settlements by Tartar forces during the mid 16th century, the Cossacks were forced to build fortresses in Southern Ukraine and strengthen their military and political organization, which came to be known as the Zaporizhia.
In the 18th century the socioeconomic differentiation among the Cossacks became more pronounced, leaving more than half of the Cossack population at the status of peasants while others were elevated to the status of nobility.
Division within the Cossacks weakened their defense against the Polish and Russian governments, and the downfall of the Cossack era began with the destruction of the Zaporozhia and the abolition of the Hetman state in 1775.
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 Russian Touring, Russian Travel, Russian Women
The total Cossack population in 1893 was 2,648,049 (1,331,470 women), and they owned nearly 146,500,000 acres of land, of which 105,000,000 acres were arable and 9,400,000 under forests.
In time of war the ten Cossack voiskos are bound to supply 890 mounted sotnias or squadrons (of 125 men each), 108 infantry sotnias or companies (same number), and 236 guns, representing 4267 officers and 177,100 men, with 170,695 horses.
Several Cossack regions were recognized by the Tsars; these were abolished by the Bolsheviks and the Cossack populations dispersed.
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 UW Press - : The Cossack Hero in Russian Literature: A Study in Cultural Mythology, Judith Deutsch Kornblatt
The Cossack Hero in Russian Literature is the first book to study the development of the Cossack hero and to identify him as part of Russian cultural mythology.
By comparing the Cossack with the American cowboy, she reveals what is both unique and universal about the Russian self-image.
Grappling with the phenomenon of myth-formation, Kornblatt places the Cossack hero in historical and sociopolitical context, chronicling the growth of the Cossack myth of unbounded wholeness and life, its gradually increasing influence on the Russian national consciousness during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and its eventual demise under the strictures of Stalinist socialist realism.
www.wisc.edu /wisconsinpress/books/0054.htm   (422 words)

  
 Cossack (Black Widow/Daredevil foe)
The relationship between the Cossack and Shreck was not revealed, but the Cossack came to the Black Widow II with a proposition to use the device for extortion.
The Cossack attempted to extort fifteen million dollars in gems from the city of New York with the threat of his blindness weapon.
A Cossack is a member of a group of frontiersmen of southern Russia organized as cavalry in the czarist army.
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 Cossack Period
During the second period (1648-1917) the Cossack register was significantly decreased Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky who was one of the most famous Cossack Hetman, rose up against the Poles.
The value of the Cossack period cannot be underestimated though, for it brought about a national revival and prevented the assimilation of the Ukrainians.
He was part of a Cossack delegation to the Polish king, Wladyslaw IV in 1646.
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 Cossack Rebellion under Daniel Chmelnicki, 1648-1655
The Zaporozhe Cossacks, disgruntled because of pressure exerted on them by Jesuit priests to accept Catholicism, in 1648 allied themselves with their eternal foes, the Tatars, and routed the regular Polish forces in the Battle of Korsun.
The Cossack victory left vast regions of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth open to their raids; practically the entire Ukraine was in rebellion.
The, in hindsight provoked and unnecessary Cossack rebellion was immediately followed by the Deluge, a period in which Poland-Lithuania not only faced war against Russia, but the firstr major Swedish invasion, which marked the beginning of a long decline.
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 Rupert Everett a Cossack? Nyet likely! - Independent Online Edition > Europe
It tells the story of a Cossack fighter, Grigory Melekhov, and his tragic struggle for survival and love against the backdrop of the First World War, the Russian Revolution and the Russian civil war.
Russian critics - and Cossacks - contend that Everett is unconvincing in the role.
Cossack women of that period, they point out with touching faith in the historical accuracy of the movie industry, always wore nightdresses.
news.independent.co.uk /europe/article1963450.ece   (483 words)

  
 CNN.com Chat Transcript - Roger Cossack: Bill Clinton and the Marc Rich pardon - February 28, 2001
Roger Cossack is a CNN legal analyst and co-host of CNN's daily award-winning half-hour legal show, Burden Of Proof.
Roger Cossack: Article II Section II of the Constitution says in part that the president shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States except in cases of impeachment.
Roger Cossack: There is a difference in that Rich was a fugitive who chose not to face the American courts.
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 InfoUkes: Ukrainian History -- The Cossack Letter: "The Most Defiant Letter!"
The Famous Cossack Letter immortalized in the painting "Zaporozhian Cossacks of Ukraine Writing a Letter in Reply to the Sultan of Turkey" by Ilya Repin is a historical puzzle.
Apparently, this is a letter in reply to the Sultan's demand to the Cossacks of Ukraine to voluntarily accept Turkish rule.
The Cossack Letter is famous today mainly because of the great painting by Repin which captured some of the rough spirit of independence and brotherhood of the Zaporozhian Cossacks of Ukraine.
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 Information Sciences Institute - COSSACK Rides to the Aid of Web Operators
Their research, called COSSACK (Coordinated Suppression of Simultaneous Attacks), is being funded by a $1.2 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
The scientist said COSSACK hopes to change the balance of power by setting up dedicated computers, which will continuously monitor the Internet looking for the telltale signs of messages carrying the enslaving virus.
He hopes that COSSACK will be ready to patrol the Internet experimentally before the end of 2003, or sooner.
www.isi.edu /news/print.php?story=27   (974 words)

  
 The Cossack by Anton Chekhov
On a hillock beside the roadside a red-haired Cossack was sitting doubled up, looking at his feet.
The Cossack raised his head, and with big, exhausted eyes, scanned Maxim, his wife, and the horse.
And as though to torment him the Cossack haunted his brain, and Maxim seemed to see now his sick eyes, now his unsteady walk.
www.online-literature.com /anton_chekhov/1216   (1714 words)

  
 Mega Man PC Website: Dr. Cossack's Lab - Main Page
The latest affiliate to join the selected club seen at the bottom of the menu bar is Final Destination Pixelation, where you'll find many sprite comics featuring official and fan characters involved in various situations.
Capcom created Mega Man, Roll, Dr. Cossack and all related characters, and they own the full rights toward their use.
The Dr. Cossack and Kalinka sprites are by Auto, of the Rockman Robot Centre.
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 USN Ships--USS Cossack (SP-695), 1917-1919
USS Cossack, a 64-foot patrol craft, was built in 1916 by George Lawley & Sons of Neponset, Massachusetts, as the civilian-owned motor pleasure boat of the same name.
As USCGC Cossack (renamed AB-3 in November 1923), she was stationed at Tampa, Florida, until destroyed by fire in May 1925.
USS Cossack was stricken on 27 March 1919 and transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard on 22 November 1919.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-usn/usnsh-c/sp695.htm   (373 words)

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