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Mon Feb 28, 2022, 09:36 AM

Rule # 1 do not get into a fight whose people looked like this (cossack)



Don’t fuck with the Cossacks …….

We will lay our soul and body for the cherished freedom.
Cossack blood will raise the nation of the joyous people. Ukraine Anthem

or their grandmothers talk like this.

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Reply Rule # 1 do not get into a fight whose people looked like this (cossack) (Original post)
Botany Feb 2022 OP
bucolic_frolic Feb 2022 #1
liberalla Feb 2022 #2
Botany Feb 2022 #7
msfiddlestix Feb 2022 #9
geardaddy Feb 2022 #20
calimary Feb 2022 #27
bottomofthehill Feb 2022 #3
Botany Feb 2022 #5
bottomofthehill Feb 2022 #6
Act_of_Reparation Feb 2022 #21
mitch96 Feb 2022 #4
llashram Feb 2022 #14
DFW Feb 2022 #15
jaxexpat Feb 2022 #18
BumRushDaShow Feb 2022 #22
jaxexpat Feb 2022 #32
BumRushDaShow Feb 2022 #33
jaxexpat Feb 2022 #34
chowder66 Feb 2022 #31
jaxexpat Feb 2022 #19
uppityperson Feb 2022 #28
mitch96 Feb 2022 #30
geardaddy Feb 2022 #35
milestogo Feb 2022 #8
ret5hd Feb 2022 #10
calimary Feb 2022 #29
WhiskeyGrinder Feb 2022 #11
msfiddlestix Feb 2022 #12
Botany Feb 2022 #13
msfiddlestix Feb 2022 #16
Botany Feb 2022 #17
Scalded Nun Feb 2022 #23
True Blue American Feb 2022 #24
AZLD4Candidate Feb 2022 #25
Jilly_in_VA Feb 2022 #26

Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 09:41 AM

1. Off the top of my head, Cossacks opposed Bolshevik takeover in 1917

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 09:53 AM

2. There is no losing for Ukraine. They will survive and rise and be free in the end.

I fervently hope Zelensky is still there to lead them forward.

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Response to liberalla (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 10:13 AM

7. I would like the Ukrainians to drive the Russians from Crimea* too.

* I know that there are ethnic Russians in the Crimea and that they have been there
for generations and I hope they are protected and can stay there if the Russian troops
are driven out.


Zelensky: "The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride," Zelensky told the US, according to the embassy.

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 10:18 AM

9. ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ n/t

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 10:48 AM

20. Those Russians can go, too

as far as I'm concerned. They were shipped in when Stalin essentially ethnically cleansed Crimea of its indigenous Tatar population.

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 11:45 AM

27. Quote of the month.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 10:02 AM

5. Holy Crap!

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 10:11 AM

6. They both run about 6'6 and 250

The problem is, in a shooting war a little guy with a gun is just as dangerous as these Giants.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 10:53 AM

21. Probably more dangerous.

Little guys make smaller targets.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 10:00 AM

4. Cossacks were instrumental in the pogroms that killed many thousands of Jews

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 10:32 AM

14. Correct

wartime fervour is one thing, history is another.

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 10:33 AM

15. DEFINITELY not nice guys

There is a many-versed traditional song about their folk hero, Stenka Razin.

It's about a guy who was little more than a brutal Volga River marauder. In the song, he marries a noble princess, and quickly there is dissent in the ranks. His crew grumbles that he spent only one with her and became a woman himself. Stenka Razin hears this. Claiming he would give his head for the cause, he decides that, so there will be no conflict among free people, he sings out, "Volga, Volga, mother river, have you ever seen a present from a Don Cossak?" Whereupon he tosses his beautiful new bride overboard into the fast-running waves of the Volga.

«Волга, Волга, мать родная
Волга – русская река
Не видала ты подарка
От донского казака!

Чтобы не было раздора
Между вольными людьми
Волга, Волга, мать родная
На, красавицу прими!»

Мощным взмахом поднимает
Он красавицу княжну
И за борт ее бросает
В набежавшую волну

And the Teabaggers think THEY are the "don't tread on me" crowd. The Cossacks would use Teabaggers for teabags.

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 10:47 AM

18. Yule Brenner played a cossack.

He shot Tony Curtis right through his armor. Tony just stood there, a Polish sympathizer. That has nothing to do with anything, I know.

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Response to jaxexpat (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 11:08 AM

22. OMG you just made me look that up!



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:35 PM

32. Just a little fact behind the humor.

A very un-Tumpian concept.

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Response to jaxexpat (Reply #32)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:45 PM

33. Looks like an interesting "cast of thousands, big budget" movie (which were popular back then)

like the Cecil B. DeMille extravaganzas (although he had died before that was made)... given the current events.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #33)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 01:49 PM

34. I'm ready for my pogram, Mr DeMille.

The original CBD oil salesman.

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Response to jaxexpat (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:31 PM

31. Mmmmmmmm. Yul Brenner.

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 10:47 AM

19. Yule Brenner played a cossack.

He shot Tony Curtis right through his armor. Tony just stood there, a Polish sympathizer. That has nothing to do with anything, I know.

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 11:52 AM

28. Thank you for this, they were not nice guys

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #28)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 11:59 AM

30. Toxic testosterone syndrome meThinks...nt

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 02:05 PM

35. This

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 10:16 AM

8. Those pants are rather fashionable in some circles.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 10:19 AM

10. Hammer time!

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 11:52 AM

29. LOL!

I Love This Thread!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 10:22 AM

11. Lots of Russian Cossacks, too.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 10:26 AM

12. just have to share again this violinist' beautifully playing Ukraine Anthem




I've just learned to play it, and also transposed to Dm - a friend sent this on our local email list..

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 10:31 AM

13. It is wonderful! I saw this last night ... a British vocal group's song to the people of Ukraine

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Response to Botany (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 10:41 AM

16. Absolutely Exquisite!

Those harmonies sends chills in a good way and tears..

thank you. reminds me of Welsh singers, who's musical cultural instrument is essentially the Voice, along with the harp.

But this is quite the find. thank you!






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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 10:44 AM

17. DUer Tom Yossarian Joad posted it last night.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 11:25 AM

23. I agree with making the return of Crimea a part of any peace negotiations

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 11:31 AM

24. A Grandmother was giving them seed!:)

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 11:33 AM

25. In a historical note, Cossacks also led pogroms against Jews.

So to a Jew like me, that word has different meaning.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 11:35 AM

26. I learned rather a lot about Cossacks in my Russian history class

They are not an ethnicity. They are more like a gang than anything else, and basically any Russian, Belarusian, or Ukrainian male can become one, but once you're in, you're in, and all your descendants after you. There are rather brutal initiation rites, apparently. They pride themselves on their fighting and riding ability and most (not all) are devoutly religious (surprised? They held on to the church through Communist years.). The tsars had Cossack bodyguards. So does Putin (I learned that from my priest, who learned it from Putin's first wife's priest). It's very possible that Zelenskyy does too. They don't dress in traditional clothing any more except for exhibitions and parades.

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