‘Living in Cossackworld’ – on the practical and metaphorical roles of the Cossacks

ImageThe NYU Jordan Center’s All the Russias’ blog continues to showcase high-quality and almost-serious writing, by which I obviously mean that it has published another of my pieces, Living in Cossackworld, exploring just why the Russian government (and this dates back to Yeltsin) places an importance on mobilizing and co-opting the Cossacks out of proportion with their practical importance.

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