Follow-up Comment #3, patch #2078 (project freeciv): Cossacks were mixed community of many nations, with a predominance of East Slavic element. Very important role played here Tatar etnos. Yes, I agree with the previous speaker regarding the definition, however, the Cossacks were so characteristic group that I see no reason to combine the two nationsets. In addition, it can not be equated Kievan Rus to Ukraine, Russia or Belarus. About Ukraine as a separate etnos can speak during the Commonwealth of Two Nations, previously Ukraine was only a region in Rus'. The Polish and Russian governments have shaped the national identity of Ukraine.
Cossacks from Russia aren't the Ukrainians (Ural, Siberia, etc.). _______________________________________________________ Reply to this item at: <http://gna.org/patch/?2078> _______________________________________________ Message sent via/by Gna! http://gna.org/ _______________________________________________ Freeciv-dev mailing list Freecivemail@example.com https://mail.gna.org/listinfo/freeciv-dev