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Cossack Education Becoming Further Institutionalized Across Russia’s Regions


Russia is going to great lengths to maintain its war effort in Ukraine without having to resort to another wave of mass mobilization. Military-adjacent structures, such as the Registered Cossacks, are becoming increasingly important as a source of recruits for the Russian army. Cossack education plays a central role in this process, ensuring the indoctrination of Russian society for a long war in Ukraine and physical preparedness for future conflicts.

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For Victory in Freedom: Why Ukrainian Resilience to Russian Aggression Endures, Part I

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Not only does the overwhelming majority of Ukrainians remain resolute in its commitment to driving Russia out of Ukraine’s internationally recognized territory, but this commitment is strongly fused with a determination to be a healthy, thriving democracy and to honor and avenge their devastating shared losses and sacrifices.

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