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Officially the oldest cossack army in Russia
is Don army (founded 1570).
In 1560 - first reference about cossacks.
Victor Lomantsov, 17 Jan 2001
Several Cossack regions were recognized by the
Tsars; these were
abolished by the Bolsheviks
and their populations dispersed. The revival in Cossack
traditions and history has resulted in the revival of
the flags of the Don Cossacks and
the Kuban Cossacks.
«The “Cossack Renaissance” is an old ambition of this people,
which always felt as an act of tyranny the imposition of
sickle-and-hammer flags and now it has restored the old standard
bearing Archangel Gabriel with unsheathed sword and unfolded
Guiseppe Bottasini, quoting Corriere della Sera, 09 Aug 1995
In 1990, the Union of Cossacks (Союз
Казаков) adopted this
emblem. This group uses as its flag the Russian
flag with the emblem in the centre.
I’d like confirmation about the color, size
and position of the seal. Since this was adopted
in 1991, maybe the flag should be
António Martins, 16 Mar 1999