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    Anonymous

    I was wondering if someone could tell me on which side were Cossacks during the WWII. Were they with Stalin or with Hitler?

    #428811

    Anonymous

    It seems there were, and here and there, after all and everywhere.

    #428825

    Anonymous

    Both sides.

    By the way, the term “Cossacks” is to general.

    #428855

    Anonymous

    @GaiusCoriolanus Thanks, actually, two of my friends were arguing about that so they proposed I should ask that here and get the answer. :)

    #428861

    Anonymous

    Cossack is a general description. Often Russians refer to Don Cossakcs and Ukrainians to Zaporizhia Cossacks.

    There were also

    Kuban Cossacks
    Terek Cossacks
    Ural Cossaks
    Semireche Cossaks
    Baikal/Irkutsk Cossacks
    Far East Cossacks.

    And about a dozen of other Cossacks. Cossacks were people settling in far posts doing military service in defending the borders.

    #428862

    Anonymous

    Don Cossacks were on both sides. Most Don Cossacks were in Red Army though. Only those who emigrated from Russia during Russian Civil war joined the Germans hoping to revenge to Reds for the defeat during the Russian civil war.

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