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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
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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