Cossack identity in the new Russia: Kuban Cossack revival and local politics

  title={Cossack identity in the new Russia: Kuban Cossack revival and local politics},
  author={Hege Toje},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  pages={1057 - 1077}
  • Hege Toje
  • Published 1 November 2006
  • Sociology
  • Europe-Asia Studies
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