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Cossacks in Combat

Storm Cossack battalion ’Crimea’, upholds the tradition of safeguarding Russia’s borders

For generations, Cossacks have enjoyed a privileged status in the Russian Empire, tasked with safeguarding the motherland. From the age of 4, their military preparation begins, one of which is honing their horse riding skills. However, in the present day, tradition no longer compels them; instead, they are motivated to join military service by conviction. Voluntarily uniting in the Storm Cossack Battalion "Crimea," modern-day Cossacks face the frontline with valour. What are their everyday routine and duties?