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Anthropology of the Ukrainian Cossacks’ Military Potential (XVIIth–XVIIIth Centuries)

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The authors of the publication:
Serhiychuk Volodymyr
Bibliographic description:
Serhiychuk, V. (2021) Anthropology of the Ukrainian Cossacks’ Military Potential (XVIIth–XVIIIth Centuries). Folk Art and Ethnology, 2 (390), 26–35.


Volodymyr Serhiychuk

a Doctor of History, a professor, a head of History of World Ukrainians Department at the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University


Anthropology of the Ukrainian Cossacks’ Military Potential (XVIIth–XVIIIth Centuries)



The publication deals with the widespread use by the Russian Empire of the Ukrainian people’s armed forces in its wars of conquest after the 1654 Pereyaslav Council. In particular, given are the facts of the Ukrainian Cossacks’ decisive participation in the assaults of Azov in 1696 and Izmail in 1790. How individual regiments of Cossack troops were involved in this process is reported on the example of combat of each Cossack of the Chernihiv Regiment’s Sosnytsia Company.



Ukrainian Cossacks, Sosnytsia Company, Poltava Regiment.



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