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Cossack

(formerly) any of the free warrior-peasants of chiefly East Slavonic descent who lived in communes, esp in Ukraine, and served as cavalry under the tsars

Cossack

 

(Turkic, “a daring, free man”), a person who broke with his social environment (14th to 17th century); at the end of the 15th century the term “cossack” was applied to the free people living at the edges of the Russian state.

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The nominations for the Horse Racing Ireland Awards, to be held at Leopardstown on December 7, were announced yesterday and Don Cossack will face stiff competition from Faugheen, Un De Sceaux, Nichols Canyon, Gleneagles and Legatissimo.
Last weekend's JNWINE Chase scorer Don Cossack, trained by Gordon Elliott, is 4-1 second best.
And, after a pleasing win in his comeback run at Punchestown, Don Cossack is primed for today's test, when he'll be attempting to win a fifth Grade 1 and continue the tremendous record of Gigginstown in this valuable race.
Sent off at 5-2 less than three weeks after a career-best effort to win the Melling Chase at Aintree - giving Tony McCoy his final win on Merseysude - Don Cossack was given time to find his stride by Paul Carberry before creeping into contention.
However, Don Cossack might just be the one to side with following his superb display in the Melling Chase at Aintree.
Cossack was sent on 45 experimental flights over the Brecon Beacons wearing a miniature rucksack packed with scientific instruments.
Six group members -- five women and one man -- donned their signature ski masks in downtown Sochi and were pulling out a guitar and microphone as at least 10 Cossacks and other security officials moved in.
One Cossack appeared to use pepper spray, another whipped several group members while others ripped off their masks and threw the guitar in bin.
With his recent monograph The Cossack Myth, Serhii Plokhy contributes a thought-provoking and insightful study to this growing field of literature, examining the complex interrelationship between Cossack elites, Great Russian dissidents, Ukrainian nationalists and imperial state officials, demonstrating the overlapping and complex relationships within which such individuals lived.
The highlight of the show promises to be the Great Cossack Dance for which special sabres have been made of titanium, ensuring sparks really do fly.
Thousands of Cossacks will help police patrol southern Russian during the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi to keep Muslim immigrants out.
On first glance a nose success over Blue Cossack might not have amounted to much at the time, but it was a welcome return to form for a first win since September 2010 and the pair were a reasonable distance ahead of the third.