January 24th The Remembrance Of The Genocide Of The Cossack People
In the beginning of 1917, the Grand troubles in Russia lead to grief filled moments in world history. Until the beginning 20th century, Cossacks were free people who occupied the territory from the Don River to the pacific ocean, lived on military and farm lands, and had their own government. Each Cossack region was organized from villages, to Stanitsas. The Cossack people had an understanding of honor, kinship, the duty to protect their lands. In 1919 the newly established government in the revolutionized Russia announced to bring upon " Massive terror against all Cossack People!” (Trotsky 1919). Since then, millions of Cossack were brutally murdered, forced to leave their free lands, and an entire nation almost dispersed completely. In today's world, the genocide still continues as the Russian government rejects the recognition of the Cossack Genocide, or of the Cossack Nation it self. Instead, all around the world, Cossacks are faced with impostors, various movements, and generals, created by Russian government and its propaganda in order to mock the Cossack People. Let us all remember, we have a rich and glorious history, and we must all remember our ancestors, brothers, and sisters who laid down their lives for the Cossack People.
Eternal Memory to all of those Cossacks who were killed during the Cossack Genocide!