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Bashkir Cossacks at Leipzig

Postby daveridge » January 8th, 2016, 1:14 pm

Hello to everyone. This will be my first post, so I hope I have the correct forum? I'm interested by the Bashkir Cossacks, and what their uniforms looked like and command structure was during this battle? Actually I'm interested by all the Cossacks at Leipzig. So if anyone could let me know, I'd be very grateful. Thanks.
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Re: Bashkir Cossacks at Leipzig

Postby Dominique T. » January 8th, 2016, 3:08 pm

According to what I have read, bashkirs were NO cossacks. These are different people.

Cossacks came from the Don, Ukraine, the Bug, the Black Sea, Terek, Astrakan, Orenbourg, Ural and Siberia.
Cossacks are of Slavic origin and are Orthodox.

Bashkirs are a people of Iranian descent - they are Muslims (sunnites) - and came from Bashkiria, between the Volga and the Ural.
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Re: Bashkir Cossacks at Leipzig

Postby Dominique T. » January 8th, 2016, 6:59 pm

Just type Bashkir or Bachkirs + 1813 in Google, and you'll find a lot of pictures....
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