Name: History of the Russian Cossacks
Date of Issue: 15 September 2009
Since ancient times the Cossack troops to carry out the function of border guards, were the main strike forces of military campaigns in eastern and western borders of the state. Cossacks performed various diplomatic missions, served as the researchers of the Siberian and Far Eastern lands. The history of many cities of our country began with the Cossack settlements.
10P.: Yermak Timofeyevich
Yermak Timofeyevich (Russian: Ерма́к Тимофе́евич, also Ermak) (born between 1532 and 1542 – August 5 or 6, 1585), Cossack leader, Russian folk hero and explorer of Siberia. His exploration of Siberia marked the beginning of the expansion of Russia towards this region and its colonization. ("Timofeyevich" is his patronimic, not the last name, so in references he must be looked up as "Yermak" or "Yermak Timofeyevich"; his last name, if any, is unknown). More...
10P.: Semyon Ivanovich Dezhnyov
Semyon Ivanovich Dezhnyov (Russian: Семё́н Ива́нович Дежнё́в, commonly called Dezhnev in English; c. 1605 – 1672) was a Russian explorer of Siberia and the first European to sail through the Bering Strait. In 1648 he sailed from the Kolyma River on the Arctic Ocean to the Anadyr River on the Pacific. His exploit was forgotten for almost a hundred years and Vitus Bering is usually given credit for discovering the strait that bears his name. More...
10P.: Matvei Ivanovich Platov
Count Matvei Ivanovich Platov (Russian: Матвей Иванович Платов, Pribilyanskoe August 6, 1757 - Epanchitskoe (near Taganrog) January 3, 1818) was a Russian general who commanded the Don Cossacks in the Napoleonic wars. More...
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