Special: Cossacks. A discussion with Daniel Daughhetee.

Greetings, Comrades!

This time, after all the previous super serious episodes (and the serious interview with Dmitry Potapenko and more Stalin, both incoming) we decided to do some laid-back, chill discussion about one of our favourite subjects: The Cossacks. And Daniel, is, as you all know, a foremost expert of the subject from his history podcasting days. We had a nice discussion, and it felt good, not to talk about tremendous tragedies or personal suffering or translating formal regulations of the secret police…you get the idea. This is just a fun, laid-back episode, where we finally have some fun ourselves. Enjoy!

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Special: Cossacks. A discussion with Daniel Daughhetee.
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2 Comments on Special: Cossacks. A discussion with Daniel Daughhetee.

  1. You mix altogether absolutely 2 different things. Originally Zaporizhzhya Kozak land was a territory in the southern part of contemporary Ukraine around Dnipro river. It was something like war democracy/pirate organisation. Kozaks were fighting against Tatars, Turkish, Polish and sometimes Russian forces. They wan the war for independence against Poland in the mid 17th century and later proclaimed themselves Russian vassals. I would say that Russian state betrayed cossacks and whipped Zaporizhzhya sich off using military force. After Russian authorities destroyed this Zaporozhian sich and gave its lands to landlords some Cossacks moved to the Danube delta region, where they formed the Danubian Sich under an Ottoman rule. To prevent further defection of Cossacks, the Russian government restored the special Cossack status of the majority of Zaporozhian Cossacks. This allowed them to unite in the Host of Loyal Zaporozhians and later to reorganize into other hosts, of which the Black Sea host was most important. They eventually moved to the Kuban, due to the distribution of Zaporozhian Sich lands among landlords and the resulting scarcity of land.
    When you talk about war democracy and runaway pheasants – it is about Zaporizhzhya sich in 14-17th century. When you talk about Tsar military forces, it is about the Ural in 16-17th century and Don in 18-20th century.

    • First, thanks for coming to us from Vata.tv. Second – this was a chill episode, we did a full translation of KGB regulations in the last one. Full and complete analysis incoming, I know this whole stuff. Just…you know, we only had time for a bare overview. 🙂

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