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Elect Cossacks

Elect Cossacks (vyborni kozaky). Common Cossacks who were economically independent and used their own arms in performing military service. In accordance with the reforms of the Russian government in 1734, the Cossacks were divided into elect Cossacks and Cossack helpers. The hetmans usually included the children of the clergy among the elect Cossacks.




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