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The Cossack who took on the Bolsheviks: How a Russian officer inadvertently buried independent Ukraine

Russia Today 22 Jan 2023
The aristocrat Pavel Skoropadsky founded the Cossack Hetmanate and became a hero in Kiev ... Skoropadsky was the descendant of a Cossack hetman who lived 200 years earlier.

Why Would Poland Ever Support Ukraine?

Armstrong Economics 21 Jan 2023
Poltava is actually in Ukraine, and Ivan Mazepa (1639–1709), was the Cossack Hetman in Left-bank Ukraine, from 1687–1708 ... Poland began to grant to Polish nobles and Ukrainian princes loyal to the king, territory that was controlled by the Cossacks ... They tried to control the Cossacks by recruiting some of them into the Polish military system.

Ukraine Was Not Built To Last

Antiwar 05 Jan 2023
As is evident from the year markings in red on the map, the Russian Empire had gradually gained control over the area, signing peace treaties with the Cossack Hetmanate (1734) and with the Ottoman Empire at the conclusion of the the various Russo-Turkish Wars of the 18th century.

Dead Friends: The World of Hryhorii Skovoroda

The American Spectator 26 Dec 2022
твої дерева живі дерева. сплелись корінням з тілами предків ... He viewed Catherine II’s abolition of Ukrainian political institutions with horror — “you profane when you introduce the slave yoke and hard labor into a country of perfect peace and freedom” — and his poem about the Cossack Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky, De Libertate, is even more explicit. ... .

Why Vladimir Putin is beholden to Stalin’s legacy

New Statesman 21 Dec 2022
Half of Stalin’s books – usually marked up by the Soviet leader himself with red or green crayons – remain in Putin’s office ... Yet Putin is not Stalin ... At the end of his life, Stalin decided to award Crimea to Ukraine to celebrate the 1654 Pereyaslav Agreement – when the Ukrainian Cossack Hetman, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, agreed to a Romanov protectorate.

Why Russia couldn’t give up on empire  

The Spectator 18 Dec 2022
That same thinking continued ... Much later a shadowy substitute, the Cossack free state known as the hetmanate, flourished on Ukrainian lands in enthusiastic opposition to Poles, Russians, Swedes, Hungarians, Turks and Tatars. But in the eighteenth century the hetmanate was emasculated by Peter the Great and then abolished by Catherine the Great ... .

Maps Not To Die For

Antiwar 10 Oct 2022
As is evident from the year markings in red on the map, the Russian Empire had gradually gained control over the area, signing peace treaties with the Cossack Hetmanate (1734) and with the Ottoman Empire at the conclusion of the the various Russo-Turkish Wars of the 18th century.

Ukraine launches Turkey-made navy ship during Zelenska visit

The New Arab 03 Oct 2022
Ukraine's first lady Olena Zelenska launched a Turkish-made ship in Istanbul on Sunday which will eventually join Ukraine's naval fleet in the war against Russia ... I am grateful to Mrs ... "I am grateful to Mrs ... Zelenska was there for the launch of the Hetman Ivan Mazepa anti-submarine corvette, named after a 17th-century Ukrainian cossack leader ... ....

Washington’s Pointless War on Behalf of a Fake Nation

Antiwar 28 Sep 2022
For centuries we ignored it, through all the colorful cavalry charges to-and-fro of Turks and Tatars, the reign of the dashing Zaporozhian Cossacks, the cruel abuses of Stalin, then Hitler, and the dull, gray Khrushchev-to-Yeltsin years.

Ukrainian refugees are making Poland multicultural again

Economist 01 Sep 2022
Many Ukrainians trace their history to the Cossack hetmanate, an association of fiercely independent warrior-farmers in what is now eastern Ukraine and southern Russia. Most celebrate Bogdan Khmelnitsky, a Cossack leader who led uprisings against Russia and Poland in the 17th century.

The Roads Not Taken

Quillette 12 Aug 2022
It had strong traditions of self-rule in its mediaeval city republics, in the peasant communes and the Cossack hetmanates [regions ruled by a hetman, or top military official] and not least in the zemstvos [local government councils established across the Russian empire, from ...

Explainer: What Was the 1654 Treaty of Pereyaslav?

Moscow Times 03 Aug 2022
But Cossacks and Ruthenian peasants, both Orthodox Christians, banded together and eventually, in 1648, rose up against the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, reclaimed Kyiv and founded the Cossack Hetmanate ... The Pereyaslav Treaty secured military protection for the Cossack Hetmanate ...

‘This is a war of destruction. Either we destroy the Russians or they destroy us’

The Irish Times 30 Jul 2022
The Russian empress Catherine II ordered the destruction of the Sich in 1775, ending the Cossack Hetmanate or proto-state and consolidating Russia’s domination over Ukraine ... From the early 19th century, memories of the Cossack Hetmanate inspired Ukrainian aspirations for democracy and independence.

Lara Marlowe: Prison attack just the latest outrage in a catalogue of horror

The Irish Times 29 Jul 2022
Train stations play the Cossack March on loudspeakers for departures and arrivals ... In St Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv, I discovered an icon of Hetman Petro Sahaidachanyi, a Cossack leader who fought Turks and Poles in the early 17th century and was canonised by the Orthodox Church.

Territorial concessions by Kyiv would not bring peace, only ceasefire

The Irish Times 05 Jul 2022
A rocket embedded in the ground in Kramatorsk ... Photograph ... The Hetmanate state, established by the Ukrainian Cossacks in the mid-17th century, the Ukrainian Republic proclaimed after the October Revolution and the present-day state of Ukraine have never been accepted by whatever regime ruled in Moscow ... the peasantry and the intelligentsia.

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