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Tatarstani Cossacks Enter Government Service

The Jamestown Foundation

Although not commonly associated with the Cossacks, the city of Kazan (in the ethnic republic of Tatarstan, historically a Muslim region) played host, in mid-June, to a meeting of the regional coordination center for Cossack revival. The meeting was attended by the Cossack Party of the Russian Federation, the Union of Cossack Soldiers From Russia and Abroad, and the Kazan Cossack Society. As the ataman (leader) of the Cossack Society in Kazan, 38-year old sales representative Eugene Trenin, explained in an interview to the Kazan Evening Post that there are an estimated 250 “ethnic Cossacks” living in Tatarstan but many …read more

Source: The Jamestown Foundation

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