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Wild EAST: The Cossack World

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  • SandRhoman History
    SandRhoman History   Жыл бұрын +91

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    • Mazherh
      Mazherh 8 ай бұрын


    • Mr.Goodweather
      Mr.Goodweather 10 ай бұрын

      Name of the river is DNIPRO not Dnieper!!!!!!!!

    • j harnden
      j harnden  Жыл бұрын

      One of my points is that none of any Ukranians are Slavic northern Russians dying blood in the soil for Mother Russia against NATO.

  • Clint Moor
    Clint Moor  Жыл бұрын +2384

    interesting that the cossacks were basically the pirates of the east, the cowboys of the east and the revolutionaries of the east all at once.

  • Patricia Palmer
    Patricia Palmer  Жыл бұрын +889

    The Cossack letter to the Sultan had me belly laughing and endeared them to me even more.

    • Patron
      Patron 3 сағат бұрын

      Even if it is made up, as some people are so eager to insist, it captures their spirit perfectly.

    • Arsla
      Arsla 4 ай бұрын

      @Barquero Juan Carlos + всi мали бути православими (на початках). Тодi релiгiя була важливiшою

    • Peter Plotts
      Peter Plotts 8 ай бұрын

      @OutnBacker By Repin.

    • Lobo Plateado Stacker
      Lobo Plateado Stacker 10 ай бұрын +1

      This letter would have queueing at cossack recruitment station back in the day.

    • Patricia Palmer
      Patricia Palmer 11 ай бұрын +1

      @Mirai Hi .. or Irish...

  • soundofspace
    soundofspace  Жыл бұрын +710

    That honestly is a fantastic setting for an adventure story. I especially like how deep ships and horses are implemented into it

    • Canrise
      Canrise Ай бұрын

      I would recommend checking Kings and Generals channel as I don't really like that some controversial facts are covered better considering present debates, but basic things (even Bohdan Khmelnitsky's name, lol) are often with mistakes. Overall video is fine, just in the case one would like to know the case better - this video isn't a source. And by the way, not qа́zaq (kа́zak), but Сóssac. Not sure about the origin, as it may be a case, but actually even in Polish it's kozak. With kazaks it;s more complicated as it's horrible what they did to the origin under moscow's influence.

    • Sitou Dien
      Sitou Dien 4 ай бұрын

      Jack Sparrow of the Steppes.

    • m summ
      m summ 5 ай бұрын

      i thought so too and started looking for some fun book to read with this setting and could only find maybe two or three good ones but i wasn't a big fan of the exact settings (ion wanna read abt when russia had commanded the cossacks :/ like..) and then other books i found were just making cossacks these lustful savage idiots which sucks n having them be an antagonistic force in the book (again, ion wanna read that) and theres surprisingly like no english books about ukrainian cossacks being protagonists in a historical fiction (or even fantasy lmfao).
      really hope writers learn about cossacks and how cool they were and write them into fun stories while being faithful to that culture. although it seems unlikely for now

    • LooWa01
      LooWa01 8 ай бұрын

      Or a video game, maybe CD Project Red wanna try instead of Witcher 4

    • Aidan Tonk
      Aidan Tonk 10 ай бұрын

      Honestly, it would make for a perfect assassin's creed setting

  • Konstanty Krzemien
    Konstanty Krzemien  Жыл бұрын +451

    In polish, the word cosac (kozak) in slang is used to describe someone cool, daring and impressive. Similarly used to the word badass in english. Interesting how the awe of the cosacs freedom and bravery has remained in the culture and language of surounding coutries after so many houndreds of years

    • Egert Roos
      Egert Roos 4 ай бұрын

      @Lx Dead Ruthenians are the ancestors of both belarusians and ukrainians. Look at the history of the Kievan-Rus.

    • Egert Roos
      Egert Roos 4 ай бұрын

      @Lx Dead Zapporishian cossacks had their own autonomous state which in short time gained independence from Poland but later was absorbed back and after partitioning of the Commonwealth they went under Russian rule.

    • Lx Dead
      Lx Dead 4 ай бұрын

      @Egert Roos and what ? Pirates had their own flags too xD Write me another bullshit story narrative from UA that they were fighting for poor and abused Ukrainians xDDD
      Fact is cossacks were nothing more than a job. Polish, Ruthenian, Lithuanian poor nobles, and simple folk who ran away from the strong arm of the law of their countries formed it and were fighting as a mercenaries for Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. In times of peace they often attacked neighbouring countries frontiers dragging previously mentioned Commonwealth into the conflicts.
      The only reason they started uprising was a fact that they were useless for the crown during time of peace and needed $$$, also wanted privileges, something that was only for nobility to demand since in comparison to other countries it wasn't for the crown to sustain the army, but each of the members of Polish-Lithuanian bigger nobles.

    • Egert Roos
      Egert Roos 4 ай бұрын

      @Lx Dead They were called back then Zapporishian sich. They even had their own flag

    • Egert Roos
      Egert Roos 4 ай бұрын

      @Lx Dead They had their own laws but still had to obey Poland-Lithuania

  • Arthas Menethil
    Arthas Menethil  Жыл бұрын +589

    the "Wild East" moniker fits perfectly since the Soviets even made their own Wild West movies called "Osterns" or "Red Westerns" which had Cossacks, Turks, and Caucasians (as in from the Caucuses) people playing stereotypes and stock characters the same as America had cowboys, indians, miners/gold rushers, and railroad/cattle tycoons.

    • Richard Dick
      Richard Dick 10 ай бұрын

      @Acer Lewis try to watch Elusive Avengers (there’s 3 parts) it’s a «red western» in times of civil war in Russia, there’s also white (“bad”) Cossacks in the movie. I mean those movies are the definition of red western. And I know for sure that the first one is dubbed in English.
      There’s many soviet movies about Cossacks though they’re not packed much with action. For example Stepan Razin 1938 or Quiet Flows the Don 1957 are the well known classic. Anyway, Elusive Avengers is a must watch movie if you interested in such.

    • Bogdan Baudis
      Bogdan Baudis 11 ай бұрын

      "Dzikie Pola" ("Wild Fields") in Polish is a very long-standing and well understood name with all the connotations you list and more ...

    • B Badstdad
      B Badstdad  Жыл бұрын +7

      @Sam Featherstone what strikes me is the many similarities between early Cossacks and early Americans including common views of freedom and democracy and a shared sense of confidence and adventure.

    • Sam Featherstone
      Sam Featherstone  Жыл бұрын +9

      This is what I love about history. Things like this are bound to be neglected by time. Hopefully not with the proliferation of the internet. But imagine how many tidbits like this are lost to history or written out by the victor.

    • Alex Swed
      Alex Swed  Жыл бұрын +14

      @Arthas Menethil type in any search engine the best films about the Cossacks, preferably in Russian, and you will learn a lot of films, but very few of them have been translated into English, perhaps some have subtitles. not all Soviet "westerns" about Cossacks, there were also (parody westerns) A man from Kaputsinov Boulevard very popular in Russia.there is a Russian mini-series Ermak about a very famous Cossack who, with a small detachment, conquered the Siberian Khanate, his video author for some reason forgot to mention.
      there is also a Polish TV series With Fire and Sword.

  • Barquero Juan Carlos
    Barquero Juan Carlos 11 ай бұрын +48

    Very nice. It ought to be noted the painting 18:47 took the artist, Ilya Repin, 10 years to paint (1880-1891) during which time Repin studied the Cossacks. It commemorates the Cossacks' writing the insulting letter to Ottoman Sultan. According to some historians, when Europe truly feared the advances of the Ottoman empire, the Cossacks dared to attack the Sultan at his capital, Constantinople. The sheer boldness of the Cossacks made them heroic throughout Europe (this is when multiple copies of the original letter were created) even the Roman Catholic Pope sent Cossacks a diplomatic envoy.

  • V.T.
    V.T.  Жыл бұрын +595

    Good job covering such a fractured topic in detail. I wouldn't have expected a full documentary video from you, but it's very welcome and appreciated!

    • luciano l don
      luciano l don  Жыл бұрын +2

      yep,thanks for this update. my great great great granddad ( estanislaus Don ), was from a group of Cossacks recruited by Maximillain to fight in the Mexican Revolution against Benito Juarez during the Mexican Revolution. Maximilian lost the war to Mexico and Don settled in Aguas Calientes, never to return to the Russian steppes. We are still a handful of Don's in Texas, thanks to our Ancestor Don.

    • nekatsap7
      nekatsap7  Жыл бұрын

      The video is funny because the author talks about what he doesn't understand....

    • Me Oswald
      Me Oswald  Жыл бұрын +9

      One of the best historical descriptions/ to my knowledge / I have read in years.I know that to describe times and actions of people on the edge of stabilized societies, in parts which were ruled for three four centuries by
      Mongols, Golden Horde, on north
      bordering with raising Muscovy and other partially independent cities - duchies,on south by Crimean khanate / Ottoman influence still present /, on west
      by still strong Polish- Lithuanian
      Commonwealth/ in 15 - 16 century real superpower in this area way larger than France today and with no reliable /or.
      missing / documents is monumental task ,but You did it.
      If there is some tiny mistake
      / cca 27.15 min./ Commonwealth from the west , Muscovy from the
      east ,not opposite as You state.And the name Bodan should be corrected as Bohdan which means given by God.BTW - in Ukrainian name Bohdan should be read with very sound " H ", in Russian as Bogdan / Russian language doesn't have " H ". It is always replaced by "G". So thank
      You for Your video -it is excellent.

  • Artur M.
    Artur M.  Жыл бұрын +287

    I'm greatly happy you covered this topic and I think you did a very good job (as an introduction, that is).
    There, of course, is a lot more that could be said about many things mentioned in this video. For example, if you are interested in learning more about the Tatar raids and the slavery in the region, I recommend a paper; _Slave hunting and slave redemption as a business enterprise: The northern Black Sea region in the sixteenth to seventeenth centuries_ by Dariusz Kołodziejczak.

    • Danny Sage
      Danny Sage  Жыл бұрын +4

      Thank you for that post Artur, I wish to learn more about Tartar/Mongol history and articles like the one you mentioned are just what I needed.

  • Arcaryon
    Arcaryon  Жыл бұрын +219

    As a Western European, I always love learning more about the history of Eastern Europe ( although I love world history in general ) because it is sadly often overlooked in an academic sense when analyzing politics & history alike and fascinated me deeply due to its relatively close proximity to my own homeland.

    • Arcaryon
      Arcaryon 4 ай бұрын

      @MrAmhara Asia got a lot of coverage by comparison. Not all of Asia obviously, but a pretty significant amount, considering the limited amount of information. I can not speak for everyone but this was my experience.

    • MrAmhara
      MrAmhara 4 ай бұрын

      It's not really "Eastern Europe" but mostly Asia and Eastern Europe.

    • Stephany Schneider
      Stephany Schneider 4 ай бұрын

      Так, буде найбільшою ❤️❤️🇺🇦

    • achat cueilleur
      achat cueilleur 4 ай бұрын

      @Arsla Я чую что ты с Галиции и бредишь.

    • Arsla
      Arsla 4 ай бұрын

      @Stephany Schneider досі є

  • Abane Reizei
    Abane Reizei  Жыл бұрын +54

    I think you somewhat mix up the Don and the Zaporozian cossacks. There also were the so-called Burgher/City cossacks (Horodovi Kozaky) in the PLC. And they were the largest kind of Cossacks. They didn't belong to any host and most often either went to the steppes for the usual stuff or served as a hired muscle for some magnate. The registered cossacks were an alternative to serving in the PLC crown army or serving a magnate. They mostly consisted of the Orthodox Ruthenians and sometimes Jews and maybe Catholics. Just like with the crown army, the number of the registered cossacks was limited. By serving a magnate one could earn fairly big salary, but couldn't hope to get some land after service or pension. Both of these were guaranteed to those serving in the crown army or in the registered cossacks. The majority of people that joined the crown army or the registered Cossacks were the lesser or "medium" nobility. Most of the nobility in PLC were rather humble people, wealth-wise. Owning a house, some little land and maybe having 1-2 servants or none at all. There was also a rather big chunk of really poor szlachta - "holota" that would work as a hired muscle, servants or sometimes would even beg on the streets(szlachta brukowa/the street szchlata). Folks who went to the Zaporozian Host were mostly burghers, free peasants and the nobility. Not only from the PLC, but also to a lesser extent from the Crimean Khanate(after joining, Crimeans would convert to Orthodoxy and take up an Orthodox Christian name). For many, it was a way to quickly get rich, by joining the raiding expeditions against the Crimean Khanate or the High Porte.
    Zaporozians were among the main allies(and after all the powerful Ruthenian houses became Poles by converting to Catholicism, Zaporozians became the most significant ones) and patrons of the Orthodox church in the PLC. "Cossacking" was generally a Ruthenian thing, not Lithuanian or Polish(although those did occasionally join as well). Hence it was dominated by the Ruthenian culture, language and faith. After the Union of Brest happened, the Zaporozians became pretty extreme and everyone that joined them had to become Orthodox. It's not uncommon for people that were found(or were highly suspected of) practicing another form of Christianity to be executed. Attacks on the Uniate clergy that attempted to convert Orthodox churches into Uniate ones or push Uniate Christianity onto population were also commonplace.
    The serfs in the Zaporozian Cossack host probably existed, but they were not as common as it's often portrayed. There were even cases of feeling serfs being sent back to their masters by the Zaporozians. At least that's how it was until the 18th century. Before the 18th century, the Zaporozian host was mostly dominated by the lesser Orthodox nobility, free peasants and burghers. The higher strata of the Cossack society (starshyna), its ruling class, consisted mostly of the wealthy nobility and burghers. You'll have a hard time finding a single peasant or serf among the Hetmans, Otamans or officers. I'm not sure if there even exist any documented ones. But the majority of the Zaporozians were "holota" - nobles and commoners that were dirt poor. Officially, females were forbidden on Sich. When the winter came, the Cossacks usually went back to their homes, to cities or khutir.
    During the 18th century, when the right-bank Ukraine came fully under control of the PLC again, that's when a large number of serfs from there started swarming to the Zaporozian Sich and an image of a poor free serf Cossack became a thing. Yet still, at those times, you won't find known serfs among the Sich's ruling class.
    It should also be mentioned that the Hetmanate/Ukraine/Vis'ko Zaporozke and the Zaporozian Host are two different things. Kish otaman(also sometimes called a hetman) ruled in the Zaporozian Host, while a hetman ruled the Vis'ko Zaporozke. The Zaporozian Host existed as a sort of autonomy within the Vis'ko Zaporozke, having its own rulers, army and land. After the Hetmanate was established, a large part of the Zaporozian ruling strata went there and the Orthodox szlahlta almost completely merged with starshyna(there were those that preferred to stay as szlachta and retained their titles and rights; somewhere around 1200 families, if I remember right). In Vis'ko Zaporozke, de jure everyone was equal(de facto it was different; just like it was for szlachta in PLC) and the Cossacks generally were supposed to see each other as equals regardless of the background(obviously that's not the case and those of higher birth most likely looked down upon those of lower). The absolute majority of the nobility(szlachta) surrendered their noble rights and sort of became like the commoners(putting their genealogies and coats of arms in dusty storage chests till the day when the Russian Tsar would offer to turn all those Cossacks, and not only the starshyna ones, into nobles again; many even forged the documents proving their nobility, successfully acquiring a title). In the Hetmanate, every Cossack was supposed to be sort of like a szlachcic and considered himself as such. Duels and court cases because someone's "szlachcic honour" was offended were pretty common. The government and the society of the Hetmanate generally mirrored that of the PLC. But the serfdom was abolished and everyone enjoyed freedom. At least for a time. Slowly, but surely, starshyna was reinstalling it.
    Vis'ko Zaporozke existed until 1782 (eventually turning into Little Russia Governorate) and the Zaporozian Sich until 1775.
    Also, Czaplinsky didn't bully Khmelnitsky because he was a "Cossack". It was pretty commonplace for the PLC nobles, especially in Ukraine(during the 15-17th centuries), to raid other nobles. Just hire some horodovi kozaky and send them to beat up ass of another noble and take away his property.
    Magnates, which had private armies (Yarema Vyshnevetsky and Constantine Ostrozky had pretty big ones), often engaged in squabbles between each other which turned into local wars. They also often took away (by force) land from the less strong nobles. Those nobles would sometimes preach about oppression of the common man among the peasants, calling them to rebel, maybe summon some of their cossack buddies, and start a rebellion against a local magnate that wronged them.
    The clothes were not borrowed from the Tatars. Tatars, just like the Ruthenians, adopted them. And so did the Ottomans and many others. Later on developing their own, somewhat unique styles. I really like the Muscovite fashion and I'd say that it was even more "exotic" than the Ottoman one, which for a time served as a fashion inspiration in the region.
    The Eastern Europe, the Central Asia and the Middle East generally had many similarities in fashion since the Middle Ages, due to trade and many other things.
    During the times of the PLC, clothes such as kaftan, kontusz and zhupan, among many others, were worn all over those areas differing only by having a different name and a slightly different design. Fashion of the Ottoman Empire also influenced how the richer folk from the neighboring states(and even Western Europe) around it dressed. The cossacks didn't really wear anything that'd make them stand out in a city crowd. Hungarians, Greeks, Poles, Lithuanians, Ruthenians, Muscovites, Balkan people, Turks, Tatars, Kurds and other folks shared many elements of their dress(especially the nobility) because of a shared cultural zone.

    • Александр Дрозд
      Александр Дрозд Ай бұрын +1

      Very accurate comment. The author of the video really looks at the topic of Cossacks through the prism of Muscovites. Whereas Cossacks as a phenomenon are more characteristic of Rus (Ukraine). I agree with almost everything in your comment, except for the relationship between the Hetmanship and the Lower Zaporizhzhya Army.

    • TheZerech
      TheZerech 2 ай бұрын

      This is all quite accurate, conflating Cossackdom in the Don and in Ukraine is a mistake, since, for most of their histories they dealt with different issues and had different backgrounds.
      Within the study of Ukrainian Cossacks, looking solely at the Siches is also a mistake, as well as omitting the role of the nobility. The first known Cossack was a member of the Hlins'kyi noble family, the founder of the Zaporizhian Sich, 'Baida' Vyshnevets'kyi, was one of the largest landowners in Europe, and his family would go on to wear the Polish Crown after his nephews converted to Catholicism.

    • Dexusaz
      Dexusaz  Жыл бұрын +8

      That is an excellent comment, one of the best ones I've read in a long time. Props to you!

  • Brian O'Neil
    Brian O'Neil  Жыл бұрын +134

    This is awesome! I've always found the Cossacks fascinating, but living in the U.S it seems they're often treated as something more like a quaint myth (with big hats and weird dances).

    • Egert Roos
      Egert Roos 4 ай бұрын

      @Ted Archer Russia was ruled by khans btw

    • Egert Roos
      Egert Roos 4 ай бұрын

      @Ted Archer Look at russians and their features. Many have black eyes and hair unlike europeans who have brown eyes and brown hair not some pitch black color

    • Ted Archer
      Ted Archer 4 ай бұрын

      @Egert Roos lol, that is fake. Even hungarians are 95% slav, not to mention russians. Although ukrainian genetics has a lot of influence from tatar blood

  • Dennis Hill
    Dennis Hill  Жыл бұрын +15

    What an outstanding presentation of history! Thankyou very much for putting it together. My family emigrated from southern Ukraine in the early 1900's and I'm sure they had first hand experiences with these noble individuals.

  • Manieon
    Manieon  Жыл бұрын +65

    In Poland when we call someone Cossack we think that this person is daring, brave, but in reckless way. Usually it is connected with bothering and provoking someone who you should not bother, cause he is stronger than you.

    • Cetus444
      Cetus444 12 күн бұрын

      @Vadym Bh No.
      The word "Cossack" was first recorded in the Latin-Persian-Kipchak manuscript Codex Cumanicus, written in Kaffa in the late 13th century. It meant a guardian, a sentry. In 1308, "Cossacks" are also mentioned, but as robbers. In many Turkic languages, this word meant mercenaries, soldiers, steppe robbers, and more broadly - exiles, homeless people, bandits.
      Cossacks were a typical category of loose people in the border zone between the Great Steppe and lands of agricultural cultures. Existing outside the legal sphere, in the wild they escorted caravans one day as retainers, the next day they attacked them as brigands.

    • Vadym Bh
      Vadym Bh 12 күн бұрын

      @Cetus444 Cossacks is ''free people''

    • Cetus444
      Cetus444  Жыл бұрын +8

      Indeed, the word _"Kozaczyć"_ in Polish means a type of behavior characterized by a primitive form of aggressive or meaningless showing off....

  • Boris Milojevic
    Boris Milojevic  Жыл бұрын +43

    Nice and surprisingly long video! As somebody who actually has family ties to Cossacks (Refugees after the Russian Revolution and Members of the famous Cossack Choir) i found it beautifully animated and still informative.

    • Petro Krasnov
      Petro Krasnov 7 ай бұрын +1

      We share a common history! Don Cossacks? Relative George Roth Don Cossack Choir. Olgenfeld and Rhuental cossack host villages near Rostov.

  • Three Thrushes
    Three Thrushes  Жыл бұрын +216

    The timing of this video is unbelievable!
    Later this year, I'm publishing a book from c.19th Russian literature in which Cossacks (e.g. Black Sea cossacks) play a significant role. Also of interest are the other Caucasian tribes: Ossetians, Circassians, Nogai, Kakhetians, Tatar, Kabardians, Abreks, Chechen, Armenian, and the Shapsugs.

    • Three Thrushes
      Three Thrushes 4 ай бұрын

      @Trivial Freedom Hi, yes, we published it in September. I can't give details here, but if you follow the breadcrumbs...

    • Trivial Freedom
      Trivial Freedom 4 ай бұрын +1

      Has it released ?

    • Alex Swed
      Alex Swed 11 ай бұрын

      @Three Thrushes
      Ronin and Abrek also have little in common.
      Ronin "wandering waves" "man"; peren. "the wanderer") is a declassed warrior of the feudal period of Japan (1185-1868), who lost the patronage of his overlord, or failed to save him from death.
      Abrek is a man who has gone to the mountains, living outside the government and the law, leading a guerrilla-robber lifestyle; originally a Caucasian highlander, expelled from his environment for a crime, usually murder.

  • Artur Hashmi
    Artur Hashmi  Жыл бұрын +8

    If you are interested in this topic i recommend you the movie "With fire and sword" it is polish movie, about cossack uprising, but their motivations are shown very well too, of course it is adventure movie, based on fictional book, but it is really beautiful and historicaly precise in case of costumes, languages, etc. Big love for Ukraine!!!

  • Николай Ханзо
    Николай Ханзо  Жыл бұрын +138

    Those who want to hear more about raiding Constantinopole/Stambull (aka eastern slav tradition), read about Petro Konashevich Sahaidachnyi, zaporozhian hetman. Dude was fcking legend.

    • Egert Roos
      Egert Roos 4 ай бұрын +2

      Btw many russian nobilities were of Ukrainian (back then Zapporishian cossack) or partly of that origin.

    • Chad Gaston
      Chad Gaston 11 ай бұрын +16

      @Копатель Петров Free man raiding the nest of slaves.

    • Копатель Петров
      Копатель Петров  Жыл бұрын +18

      He raided Moscow once as well :)

  • Sol Invictus
    Sol Invictus  Жыл бұрын +212

    I know it's an overview video, but the depiction of relations of cossacks in Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was quite simplistic. The Khmelnitsky uprising itself would warrant a video itself or the enormous battle of Berestechko, which is considered to be among the biggest battles of 17th century. The rebellion was quite a turning point in history of Eastern Europe. One of the big what ifs of history of the region is if the Treaty of Hadiach actually came to fruition, it was supposed to create the Polish-Lithuanian-Ruthenian Commonwealth in which Ruthenians would gain an autonomy in Kiev and Bratslav voievodships.

    • Tommy Versetti
      Tommy Versetti 4 ай бұрын

      @Arsla нет это не нацизм, это факт. Идею украинства придумали в середине 19 века, такие организации как Кирилло-Мефодиевское братство и тд. Идея была популярна на конец 19 века только среди интилигенции. Обычный народ про то что они какие то украинцы и знать не знал. И никакого сепаратизма не проявлял. Я что то не помню какие то восстания где нибудь в Киеве или Чернигове, основанные на нац почве. Вот поляки друглй народ, и они восстания поднимали. В тоже время в Галиции в конце 19 века царили русофильские настроения, многие политические лидеры желали отсоединиться от Австрии и обьединиться с РИ. И да, я понимаю, что люди в вашей секте, так и так долбаебы, но все равно советую хотя бы загуглить, что такок нацизм, а не привязывать этот термин ко всему

    • Arsla
      Arsla 4 ай бұрын

      @Tommy Versetti ти щовіністичоо заперечуєш права корінного народу на його землю+кажеш хуйню про ладогу та новгород(не тупо брехня, спитай у археологів)

    • Arsla
      Arsla 4 ай бұрын

      @Elvira I дай вгадаю. Ти вважаєш, що Румунія має право на спадкоємність Римської імперії?

  • Ben Thorson
    Ben Thorson  Жыл бұрын +22

    Wonderful documentary about one of the most fascinating and colorful peoples to grace our world. You've made some great content already, but this I think is your best so far. Thank you!

  • Black Falcon
    Black Falcon  Жыл бұрын +8

    I had no idea the Cossacks had such a vibrate and interesting history. Thank you for showcasing this to the world. Excellent video.

  • Interior Dasein
    Interior Dasein  Жыл бұрын +5

    Easily some of your best work yet, and on one of my personal favorite historical topics. It certainly is difficult not to romanticise these intriguing frontiersmen.

  • Dave Fletch
    Dave Fletch 4 ай бұрын +2

    Great information on the Cossacks. I really enjoy hearing about these great warriors

  • Swift
    Swift  Жыл бұрын +92

    The Cossack (by Tolstoy) is one of my favourite pieces of literature, there was also a famous Royal Navy destroyer in WW2 called 'HMS Cossack'

    • Yury
      Yury 5 ай бұрын +1

      @Guilherme Sartorato Heroam Slava!
      Hahahaha! Sounds like Боже played with him a bit there. 😁 one of the only Ukrainian words I know. They took a lot from us.
      I hope I don't have to kill any Bolsheviks this time round. 😑

    • Guilherme Sartorato
      Guilherme Sartorato 5 ай бұрын +1

      @Yury My grandfather was a Don Cossack and got hired as an extra for the movie, but he got a bit too excited about having his ethnicity depicted on TV and fell at the beginning of a battle scene after stumbling on some cable LOL Needless to say he doesn't show up in the movie or in its credits :-D
      In his defense I must say he performed far better when fighting Bolsheviks FOR REAL during Russian Civil War.

    • Brian Tarigan
      Brian Tarigan 6 ай бұрын +4

      @nekatsap7 lmao salty Ukrainians detected

    • Yury
      Yury 6 ай бұрын +2

      @nekatsap7 i watched Taras Bulba with Yul Brynner sooo much as a kid. Zaphorozhski!

  • shoyu packet
    shoyu packet  Жыл бұрын +9

    Always been very curious of this history, feel like it doesn't get mentioned enough great work as always

  • ProfessionalHunt
    ProfessionalHunt  Жыл бұрын +6

    You are very quickly becoming my favorite history channel, good work my dude I love the topics you keep covering

  • Andrea Scovano
    Andrea Scovano  Жыл бұрын +63

    42:40 Thanks for mentioning this event. From persoanl family history this was a major event. My great grandpa basically had to run away when he was 6 years old after his familly got massacred. Lived most of his childhood as an orphan in train stations and could nbot even remember his family name, so he basically came up with his own.
    43:46 very true. Whenever you hear modern day "cossacks", these are all modern groups and are fundamentally larping. There is no continuity between old and modern "cossacks".

    • Job Dylan
      Job Dylan  Жыл бұрын

      @Andrea Scovano seething slav

    • ComradeKenobi
      ComradeKenobi  Жыл бұрын

      @Andrea Scovano I can prove it to you

    • Andrea Scovano
      Andrea Scovano  Жыл бұрын +1

      @ComradeKenobi I'm sure bro.

    • ComradeKenobi
      ComradeKenobi  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Andrea Scovano not really lol I know some who are very proud of their Samurai heritage
      Samurai bloodline is still respected even in modern society

    • Andrea Scovano
      Andrea Scovano  Жыл бұрын +2

      @ComradeKenobi Because japanese people know it is cosplay

  • cliff woodbury
    cliff woodbury 2 ай бұрын +1

    I'd love to see a high quality Cossack history show series

  • Northumbria Bushcraft
    Northumbria Bushcraft  Жыл бұрын +1

    Awesome documentary. I love your videos, so a 40+ minute one is amazing! Keep up the amazing work man, you're one of my favourite history youtubers.

  • Nickolas Khimerik
    Nickolas Khimerik  Жыл бұрын +1

    This was such a great documentary! Thank you so much for putting this together!!! Very academically sound! I hope to make similar content like this myself someday. Congratulations

  • Ste Mill
    Ste Mill  Жыл бұрын

    Wow, that was amazing. I remember that we talked in school about Cossacks. But that amount of detail is just amazing.
    This is amazingly interesting. Thank you for all the work you put into the video.

  • Vojislav Moranic
    Vojislav Moranic  Жыл бұрын +121

    As a Serb who has in his own history many examples of such a lifestyle.
    These men lived in hard times, were shaped by hunger, fear and things us modern people will if God wills never again endure.
    This is why i always have a soft spot for such rebellious men who in spite of the world forge their own path.

    • Lewid Harvey
      Lewid Harvey 10 ай бұрын

      And women*

    • Stefan Vrachev
      Stefan Vrachev  Жыл бұрын

      @Дядя Смоллетт 66 -devils numbers

    • Дядя Смоллетт
      Дядя Смоллетт  Жыл бұрын

      Well... hunger, fear and hursh times came to the cossack's land once again 22.02.2022...

  • Broscarmania
    Broscarmania  Жыл бұрын +1

    Love the work, narration, animation and details, always on point
    The final reflexion was a nice touch, even more for the current events

  • Insane
    Insane  Жыл бұрын +9

    Cossacks boats you've mentioned and called them Chaiki is just multiple for Chaika. And Chaika literally means a seagull.

  • Ignacio
    Ignacio  Жыл бұрын +5

    An amazing and beautiful video, greatly learnt from such a fascinating people and culture! The only thing I knew about the cossacks came from the Spanish expression for heavy drinking "to drink like a Cossack", and now I see why :D

  • Brunobrutus
    Brunobrutus 5 ай бұрын +3

    This is such a great video thanks for making this, the Cossacks are something i was really interested about so i learned a lot!

  • sergio padilla cerezo
    sergio padilla cerezo  Жыл бұрын +7

    One of the best videos about Cossack history, more people should know their story

  • Kenneth Wickham
    Kenneth Wickham  Жыл бұрын +4

    I have learned so much about Cossacks because of this video. Also, that transition to an advert for Manscaped was very smooth.

  • ain onia
    ain onia  Жыл бұрын +1

    So delighted i found this channel! Amazing animation and narrative such a brilliant piece of work

  • BSide
    BSide 11 ай бұрын

    Thank you for yet another insightful and interesting video that not only talks about the facts as they are but also talks about their implications in the modern world, keep up the good work!

  • Weiland IV
    Weiland IV  Жыл бұрын +2

    Amazing maps and story-telling. I am obsessed with all Steppe warriors.

  • Eamon Short
    Eamon Short  Жыл бұрын +3

    Hey man just here after your most recent siege video and I love those but it's also fun when you make the one off vids about things you find interesting are good too. The passion bleeds through some of these
    You make me feel like a dilettante with the rigor of your research and enthusiasm lol.

  • Rogue Sorcerer
    Rogue Sorcerer  Жыл бұрын +2

    Wow. What a find. Thank you for this enlightening documentary. Really well put together and engaging. And enhanced the little Cossack knowledge I had. Which was probably more romantic than real. 😀

  • Erika Itsumi
    Erika Itsumi  Жыл бұрын +3

    ogniem i mieczem to arcydzieło polskiej kinematografii

  • Gabe Stark
    Gabe Stark  Жыл бұрын +3

    Really like these more narrative driven documentary style viewers. I have watched your more analytical videos in the past and enjoyed them, but personally this is the kind of content i am going to subscribe for.

  • Joe
    Joe  Жыл бұрын +2

    You know, pretty much this whole historical overview could make an absolutely golden series of comedy movies.

  • Adan Silveira
    Adan Silveira  Жыл бұрын +9

    It's amazing how the origins, development and characteristics of the cossacks are similar to the Gaúcho people of South America, especially on how both interacted with centralized governments.

  • German Hockey
    German Hockey 6 ай бұрын +1

    You should definitely do a similar analysis to the Boers and their history leading up to the Boer Wars.

  • Brenda Brown
    Brenda Brown 4 ай бұрын +1

    Very informative and keeping Cossack History Alive. Lovely Video to Watch. God Bless 🇦🇺🇷🇸☦️❤️

  • slimpickens32
    slimpickens32  Жыл бұрын +15

    Great job with this! I know you couldn't cover everything, but perhaps you could revisit this subject with relation to the Cossacks' role as servants/enforcers of Imperial Russia. Both the highs (Napoleonic War) and the lows (pogroms). To what extent was this a natural evolution of the Cossack elites from earlier times who held back their poorer and younger counterparts, versus a more top-down policy of state control. Not to make Russia out to be the villain TOO much, though: even in the nineteenth century the memory of the Pugachev uprising was still very fresh.

    • Voryn Rosethorn
      Voryn Rosethorn  Жыл бұрын +1

      It would also be interesting to go into how much Soviet propaganda and whig historiographical hostility (e.g. bias because they moved from a free people to subjects and enforcers of autocracy, counter to ideas around 'natural' progression of history once held by many historians) might have distorted views of the later Cossacks. The view of the role of both Cossack and Baltic German elites in the Russian Empire would also be interesting.

  • Abacus Abandon
    Abacus Abandon  Жыл бұрын +5

    Incredibly entertaining, great job on this one

  • Galahad History
    Galahad History  Жыл бұрын +2

    OMG 46 minutes! That's really better than many history documentaries in TV!

  • wansh013
    wansh013 11 ай бұрын

    often tried knowing of the cossacks since many years / decades.... as they were a fascinating heroic breed of people from russia, thanks a lot for the video. learnt more in the last 30 minutes about the cossacks than in the last 30 years :)

  • James Conway
    James Conway  Жыл бұрын +2

    This is probably the best documentary on Cossacks!
    My Grand Mother family were Cossacks! Respect!
    Thank you!

  • Brigand Boy
    Brigand Boy  Жыл бұрын +2

    Wonderful video. A nice overview of Kozak history. Another peoples to learn valuable lessons from.

  • Wi3rzb0
    Wi3rzb0  Жыл бұрын +14

    I can't wait to watch it and compare the knowledge of the foreign authors to those in polish history books! Ps. i can recommend some, but i guess you won't be able to read them though. EDIT: I've watched it, great job! Now some notes from me to supplement this video. You didnt mention, that the heart and the beginning of the cossack movement originated in Kiev Voivodeship one of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth provinces. In 1569 (Union of Lublin) when the region of Kiev was given by the Lithuania to the Kingdom of Poland, the newly created Kiev Voivodeship was a barren wasteland, scarcely populated and poor. In the XVII thanks to the settlement efforts of the Kingdom of Poland there was 500-550 thousand people living in it. And of course, the vast majority of people settled there was peasants, many of them indigenous ruthenians, but it was kind of a mix of subjects from all around the Kingdom of Poland and beyond, that where invited to inhabit those fertile lands. We have to remember that Polish Lithuenian Commonwealth had many cultural and ethnic subjects during that period, and we can't really think about modern understanding of nationality here. Anyway, i want to stress out that no matter their cultural and ethnic background, they where peasants just like in every other feudal monarchy of Europe in this period - they had to work the fields for their liege. So how did those people become excelent warriors, sailors, cunning, smart and very resourceful folk who could impregnate the strongest castles, strike fear in the hearts of Sultans and Kings alike? The Kiev Voivodeship was so far from the PLC main political, military and economic hubs, that even though they where subjects of the King of Poland, in the case of attack by the Muscovy, Tatars or the Sultan they had to defend their lands by themselves - before any PLC army could lend them their aid it could take months. So even though Kingdom of Poland pumped great amount of resourses, time and effort to make Kiev Voivodeship a prosperous and rich land, they had to care for the land by themself. Kingdom of Poland could afford it at that time, so you could simply say they gave the tools to the folk and left them to use them how they saw fit. And they used them well. This unprecedented event in the feudal Europe, this autonomy given to the simple folk was a gift, that the people later known as the Cossacks used to the fullest. This responsibility changed the simple farmers into the brave, tought and smart folk called the Cossacks. If only PLC could recognize those traits in those people they might have created Polish Cossack Lithuanian Commonwealth instead treating them as peasants after all they have achieved. It didn't happen and they eventually became PLC enemies - they doomed themselves by alliance with the Moscovy, they doomed PLC which had to fight them, Muscovy, Sultan, Tatar Hordes and Swedes at the same time and a chance for Poles Lithuanians and Cosacks to became the mightiest empire in the region was irretrievably lost. To this day Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine are mediocre countries with little power, wealth and authority and the root of this evil is based in the events of XVI-VXII century.

  • Steel Cobra
    Steel Cobra  Жыл бұрын +2

    Thank you for this, enjoyed watching. Very well made video.
    Much love and respect to our Cossack brethren from Serbia ^^

  • Nomadic Creator
    Nomadic Creator 6 ай бұрын

    Thanks so much for this! They were ahead of their time unfortunately. I think this is a past worth revisiting as it would be a better fit for today, no?

  • TheLaughingReaper
    TheLaughingReaper  Жыл бұрын +2

    What an amazing documentary. Every video you upload is a must watch. The easiest and most rewarding subscription I’ve made

  • Jordan Esparza
    Jordan Esparza  Жыл бұрын +8

    Awesome presentation sir. Very eye opening given the current situation between Ukraine & Russia. In my opinion understanding & learning from history is the key to a more peaceful and harmonious future for all.

  • loklan1
    loklan1 11 ай бұрын

    Love the sentiment at the end. History and identity should not be straightjackets, but tools for wisdom and self expression.

  • Eugene Berd
    Eugene Berd  Жыл бұрын +179

    Okay this was unexpected. As a Ukrainian, thank you for this topic

    • Fgts
      Fgts 2 ай бұрын

      @Life Россия это греческая форма названия Русь. А вот Московия - это не более чем латинский экзоэтноним Московского княжества. Исаак Масса, европейский дипломат и путешественник, на своей карте XVII века прямо писал - Russie, vulgo Moscovie dictae. Т.е. "Русь, в просторечии именуемая Московией." Впредь учи историю, прежде чем захочешь ляпнуть очередную ересь. А то опять опозоришься.

    • Sty
      Sty 2 ай бұрын

      @orca the invoker смешно это читать, учитывая что тот на кого ты ссылаешься - обыкновенный псевдоисторик, враньё коего уже не раз разбирали, например здесь - @user-in9ut6cm2r
      И да. Россия это лишь греческая форма названия Русь. Её использовали в т.ч. европейские авторы задолго до появления собственно Москвы:
      ок.950 г. - император Константин Багрянородный - Ρωσία
      1009 г. - Кведлинбургские анналы - Rusciae, Russia
      1018 г. - Хроники Титмара Мерзебургского - Ruscia, Rucia
      Ну и остальные, уже после основания Москвы:
      1154 г. - трактат и карта аль-Идриси - الروسي (Аль Русия)
      1190 г. - карта Sawley - Russia
      ок.1300 г. - Херефордская карта - Rusia
      1375 г. - Каталoнский атлас - Rossia
      1430 г. - карта Борджиа - Rusia
      1436 г. - карта Андреа Бьянко - Imperio Rosie Magna
      1459 г. - каpта Фра Мауро - Rossia

    • Sty
      Sty 3 ай бұрын

      @orca the invoker масса. Начиная с того, что Россия(Ρωσία) - это греческая форма названия Русь, под коим она фигурирует в трактате византийского императора Константина Багрянородного "об управлении империей" и заканчивая тем, что европейские авторы - Исаак Масса, Александр Гваньини, Гильом де Рубрук, Иосафат Барбаро и др. ставили между этими понятиями знак равенства.
      Но, твоё самоуверенное невежество меня весьма позабавило.
      А теперь докажи, что Русь имеет хоть какое либо отношение к Украине, кроме опосредованного в лице территориального перехлёста.

    • orca the invoker
      orca the invoker 3 ай бұрын

      @Sty какие аргументы? Источник укажи, и тогда подискуссируем. "sqqq6706" с древнеславянского - xyecoc. Аргументы?

  • Absurdist
    Absurdist  Жыл бұрын +2

    Amazing and quite in depth, thank you for the awesome work!

  • Kurtis Boyer
    Kurtis Boyer  Жыл бұрын +73

    7:00 I find it funny that the Tatars would complain to Muscovy about being raided. I mean, didn't they have a habit of themselves raiding Muscovy? I can't blame Muscovy for not being particularly sympathetic. Lol

    • Republicshallriseagain
      Republicshallriseagain 11 ай бұрын

      @Andrew Suryali guns were slow in those days so they preferred their bows.
      But cannons were obviously used everytime by mongols against castles.

    • Kiling Pertin
      Kiling Pertin  Жыл бұрын

      @Andrew Suryali yea that's probably it and I agree with your view

    • Andrew Suryali
      Andrew Suryali  Жыл бұрын +4

      ​@Kiling Pertin They DID have guns made in China. Kublai's army deployed south to Vietnam armed with primitive handgonnes. In Japan remnants of gunpowder bombs and grenades used by the Mongols in their two invasions (the ones sunk by the kamikaze) have been found by Japanese archaeologists. The army of Mongke Khan built cannons to take down Ismaili mountain fortresses. Even during the great rebellions at the end of the Yuan dynasty the Mongol armies were equipped with arquebuses, cannons, and rockets and handily wrecked the various and many times larger Chinese rebel armies.
      The Crimean Khanate mentioned here had armies equipped with firearms as well, in some cases outgunning Muscovite armies thanks to their relationship with their "lesser cousins" the Ottoman Empire (which was obviously many times more powerful but was considered a lesser nobility in steppe nomad hierarchy). Ottomans happily supplied their "senior khans" with lots of firearms to make themselves a major pain in the butt for everyone around the Black Sea but never to the point of making them strong enough to really challenge Constantinople.
      Military technology was not where the Mongols were lacking. Their problem was the loss of political cohesion after the glory days of the Toluid branch.

    • Kiling Pertin
      Kiling Pertin  Жыл бұрын

      Imagine if Mongol Khaans were bit more literate, visionary and tech savvy back than. They could have had guns made in china haha that would be wild, completely have changed the course of history lol

    • nekatsap7
      nekatsap7  Жыл бұрын

      The Moscow tsar was a vassal of the Crimean khan until 1700, and paid tribute to him ...

  • Dad[NO_SOUND]
    Dad[NO_SOUND]  Жыл бұрын +1

    "The study of history is not the study of the past, but the study of change. So instead of contemplating the loss of a romanticized past, we should use the past as a reservoir to understand change in our own time, and think about what circumstances make our society what it is today". I get chills hearing this, its such an intelligent and concise way to sum up your videos. Great job!

    • 1234 1234
      1234 1234  Жыл бұрын +1

      You just don't understand about what talking .

  • Carl Klein
    Carl Klein  Жыл бұрын

    Very interesting information. Glad to have found your channel!
    Keep up the good work!

  • Ronald Zagorski
    Ronald Zagorski  Жыл бұрын +24

    In my incomplete and relatively short family history, my Great Great Grandfather ( maybe older) joined the Cossacks for a long term after killing a nobleman who had raped his sister. The story continues that upon his return or settlement years later somewhere between 50-60 yo he married a 16 y/o girl and had 8 children then lived to a ripe old age over 100. This handed down from my Grandfathers father to my father. Would love to check the dates and authenticity but….no records exist. Was my Great Grandfather who immigrated to the US in the 1870s from Russia or Russian controlled lands and identified as a Russian.

    • Olaf Haroldsonn II
      Olaf Haroldsonn II 6 ай бұрын

      @Eugene S it’s also common in the Middle East. People shouldn’t bring their western mindset to other cultures

    • Eugene S
      Eugene S 11 ай бұрын

      @Pratham Mane It's much more popular than you think, at many places. Including Europe, for example.

    • Eugene S
      Eugene S 11 ай бұрын

      @Pratham Mane Even now some nations are ok with early marriages. With brides being much younger than 16.

    • Blugale Doh
      Blugale Doh  Жыл бұрын

      16 year! Bro what?

  • AlexanderN
    AlexanderN  Жыл бұрын +56

    Thank you for an excellent video, I learned a few things regrading Raisin, for example One point to add: when the Zaporozhska Sech was destroyed, some Cossacks went to Kuban, becoming Cossacks there, and some went to Ottoman Empire over Danube. There were also small Cossacks pockets in modern Kazakhstan (Vernyi now AlmaAty) and Far East (Ussuri Cossacks) IIRC.
    Fun fact (rumor?) about Khmelnitskiy - he was a Polish military (sotnik), and try to revenge Chaplinsky by law. He came before the Polish king but the king advised him to take the matter into his own hands. "Do you have a sword?Someone, give pan sotnik a sword!"
    Unfortunately Khemlintsky followed this advice but the result was not what the king would expect.

    • Dwarow 2
      Dwarow 2 5 ай бұрын

      @xmmv_ Muscovy is the Rus lol

    • xmmv_
      xmmv_ 5 ай бұрын

      @Dwarow 2 rusia is mocsovy lol

    • Mary Bo
      Mary Bo 8 ай бұрын

      Zaporozhian Sich, Not Sech

    • Dwarow 2
      Dwarow 2  Жыл бұрын

      @Leo Russia is Rus

    • Leo
      Leo  Жыл бұрын

      @Dwarow 2 mockowy destroy Rus

  • Fain Corellous
    Fain Corellous 8 ай бұрын

    This is my favourite video of yours so far. I have learnt so much!

  • LexSystem
    LexSystem  Жыл бұрын +1

    I'm interested more about the information you mentioned in 2:30, because I've never heard about Tatars raiding Vilnius in 1510.
    The only thing I've found regarding your information was that because of the threat of Tatars, city of Vilnius began building defensive walls, but that's it.

  • M DQ
    M DQ  Жыл бұрын +1

    Well done man. How much time does it take you to process such a long video?

  • aitoriri1
    aitoriri1 11 ай бұрын

    I recently discovered this channel and already watched 5 videos today. A great channel you have here, don´t mind if i watch it non stop for the next week

  • Hamza M
    Hamza M  Жыл бұрын +5

    Man, I would love it if you made a video about Bosnia. There is none of this type on youtube. There was a crusade on Bosnia, in the balkans... You can start a Eastern European series with this. Bosnians were used for wars in the ottoman empire, austrohungary and also fought against both. They were sent to Africa, they fought Russians and Spanish, also Italians on the Alpes etc. It could be a very interesting video. Just a note, when you do the research take tge Serbian historians with a huge reserve... They have a propaganda against us and other southslavs for a few hundred years now.

  • B Kethai
    B Kethai  Жыл бұрын +3

    I have rarely learned so much from a single video. Bravo!

  • Massimo Pisati
    Massimo Pisati  Жыл бұрын +1

    amazing documentary, please keep on delivering high quality content, dear sir!

  • Mihai Mihai
    Mihai Mihai  Жыл бұрын

    Very interesting video! Probably you should have mentioned something about Ignat Nekrasov, another cossack leader who stood against Russian Empire after Bulavin has been defetaed ! His oath about never fighting along Russians is still famous! On the other hand, this video's end has stongly reminded me about Mihail Sholohov's book "The Quiet Don" (Tichi Don). Even if that book was written by a bolshevic novelist it contains an incredible description of Don Cossacks' resistence against bolshevism. Thanks a lot for your good work!

  • jander510
    jander510  Жыл бұрын

    I have very interested in the Cossacks history for sometime. This gives a nice starting point. Thanks

    KEMLOCK  Жыл бұрын +2

    It’s crazy to think that we were doing the same thing over here in the frontier…even down to the beaver fur trade.

  • mpforeverunlimited  🏳️‍🌈⃠

    I think it would be cool if there were more last kingdom type shows that painted pictures of historical periods/events like this. Only other decent ones I can think of are vikings and barbarians

  • Rabarbarzynca
    Rabarbarzynca  Жыл бұрын +158

    Who needs Caribbean when you got the steppe...Land pirates don’t!

  • SebSk
    SebSk 11 ай бұрын +3

    Thanks for the Viking digression.
    A vik, or vík, using Old Norse, is a water inlet.
    This is where you launched the boats, or carried them over land to the next fjord or sea body.
    So you can clearly see the "verbification" done by the Old Norse. The -ing being the add-on part that all verbs get, both in modern and old Norwegian. "Seiling" for example, is sailing in English. Fisking is fishing. Some words split many hundred years ago but many retain the similarities, and especially the -ing ending.
    For example, they could had called going viking "going boating" or "båting" but it would be less descriptive of what their intents - trading and raiding - would be.

  • FroggyStyle
    FroggyStyle 9 ай бұрын

    Great video, subbed! I don't know how I've missed out on your channel for so long. Keep it up!

  • Todd Bonin
    Todd Bonin  Жыл бұрын +2

    This is the best video I’ve seen on the history of the Cossacks. Bravo!!!

  • schiz0phren1c
    schiz0phren1c  Жыл бұрын +1

    Every time in History that a "noble" class were created, or defended, or propped up,...it led to MASSIVE suffering on BOTH sides of any any of the MANY battles ensuing!.
    Excellent Video SandRhoman!,
    very informative and well delivered and illustrated!, thank you!(new Sub by the way.)
    Some info(maybe Video?) on the Cossack(and formerly Mongol) Battle style(particularly the "Shooting from the Saddle" style tactics that were driven by some stunningly advanced communication with, and fearlessness from the Cossack's Horses,some info on how many Arrows they could fire, their accuracy, the Bow's characteristics( I believe a short(VERY powerful!) recurve, of Horn and different wood types, Similar to the Scythian bow?, but I am by no means certain!)
    Thank you again!.

  • Giacomo Finali
    Giacomo Finali  Жыл бұрын +1

    Great Video about the Wild East! I was just wondering if your town maps are handled through Inkarnate, as I recognize some of your assets.

  • Alex Деусексов
    Alex Деусексов  Жыл бұрын +6

    Thank you!
    But i should give attention for two moments:
    1. Left-Bank Hetmanate was effectively merged into imperial system after liquidation of leftbank regiments in 1781, which used to be not only military instituion, but also administration for particular territory
    2. after destruction of Zaporozhian Sich in 1775, a lot of the cossack take ottoman protectorate and went to the Danube, where they created several so-called "Zadunayska Sich". In the 1828 most of them changed sides and return under the hand of russian emperor

  • Santiago Martínez
    Santiago Martínez  Жыл бұрын

    Increíble trabajo de documentación y divulgación. Ameno, divertido y completo.
    Muchas gracias

  • Shigidaropupay Pups
    Shigidaropupay Pups 4 ай бұрын

    The "Eastern frontier theme" gets full development in the conquest of Siberia by Cossack bands leaded by Ermak in 16th century.

  • vter
    vter 11 ай бұрын +44

    I am Ukrainian. As per our official history and common feeling we're descendants of Dnipro kozaks. Those were different from Don kozaks (Russian). This difference is tracked through many pieces of cultural legacy that our artists and scientists has left us.
    Nowadays, we still fight for our freedom with Russia and Don kozaks are fighting against us. We're totally different. We still cultivate those original principles of freedom while they serve the tsar of moscovia.
    By the way, Bogdan Khmelnytsky is on our money - 5 hryvnia (uah). This is our national hero.
    You might hear about Azov legion. They are one the bravest soldiers in Ukraine. And they adhere to kozaks principles and can perfectly recall kozaks in modern reincarnation.

      АНТОН ШИТИКОВ 3 ай бұрын

      А теперь они церкви гнобят)
      Потомками казаков управляют долларом)
      Вы не туда воюете.

    • Boγda Totalitarian
      Boγda Totalitarian 6 ай бұрын +2

      @Sam Fabia Not sure if you can call the cannibalistic tradition of hohol "civilized"

    • Vladislav BG
      Vladislav BG 10 ай бұрын +1

      Khmeljnitskiy is a hero of Holy Rus. He fought against the Poles to liberate the lost lands of the Rus after the Mongol Invasions. He made an Aliance with Tsar Alexei Mikhailovic. The Ukraine has nothing to do with him

  • Kaiser B
    Kaiser B 11 ай бұрын

    I just found your channel today and I can tell you will be a big channel! Also you have awesome merch, very nice designs 👌

  • Caesar
    Caesar 10 ай бұрын

    Wonderful video!! Thank you for such hard work!

  • Mika
    Mika  Жыл бұрын +14

    26:26 The question is most definitely not whether ukraine is autonomous or part of russia, it is very distinctly not russian

  • angbandsbane
    angbandsbane 10 ай бұрын +1

    If anyone is interested in reading Cossack fiction, I'd recommend the pulp novels starring Khlit the Cossack by Harold Lamb. Despite being written between 1917-1926, they *really* hold up.

  • TheEudaemonicPlague
    TheEudaemonicPlague 4 ай бұрын

    Excellent! This fills in some areas I knew nothing about, though I have read some about the Cossacks at various points in time. I hadn't known about their democratic form of government, for example. Probably, most of my reading about Cossacks was in fiction, so, of course those stories probably got a lot wrong.

  • Basilacis
    Basilacis  Жыл бұрын

    Can you make a video about the Klephts please? I'm sure it should be an amazing video.
    You have "Rhoman" in your channel's name and Greek letters on its emblem. You must do a video about the "Roman wild west"

  • Daniel Monteiro
    Daniel Monteiro 11 ай бұрын

    I'd love a game, book, series or movie about this!

  • Los Lobos
    Los Lobos  Жыл бұрын +2

    The response to the Sultan by the Cossacks has got to be the greatest put down in history and I don't care if some historians suddenly don't think it happened in my book it happened I even have the painting in my living room.

    • Azure Griff
      Azure Griff 5 ай бұрын

      "I don't if it's fake news, it must be happened in my book"
      It's not some historians that suddenly don't think it happened. It litterally never exist in any archive. It's just like fanfiction.

  • X420xsin rock
    X420xsin rock  Жыл бұрын +3

    He is the happiest Cossack in the entire Cossack speaking 🌎 .Seen some nights out that old Geezer. Before Cossacks were Cossacks they was called The Jolly old Geezers.

  • Space Kissingher
    Space Kissingher  Жыл бұрын +1

    One of the travel shows I watch just did an episode on Rostov on the Don. So this was very timely.

  • Aden Murphy
    Aden Murphy  Жыл бұрын

    Really well done! Awesome job!