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Haidamaks (Гайдамаки)

Haidamaks (Гайдамаки)

The haidamakas, also haidamaky or haidamaks (from Turkish haydamak, "to pursue"), were paramilitary bands in 18th-century Ukraine. The haidamak movement was formed mostly of local Cossacks and peasantry (kozaky and holota), against the Polish nobility in right-bank Ukraine. The movement was not limited to the right bank only, and occasionally... More...


Ukraine, 2006, Cossacks and Haidamaks

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