Military Review

Cossack Easter


Orthodoxy has always been one of the pillars of the Cossacks. This is emphasized even by the fact that often the Cossacks were called "soldiers of Christ." Of course, behind the scenes Muslims came to the service of Cossack units, but often later they converted to Orthodoxy. One way or another, but the Orthodox holidays were the main for the Cossacks. Even the traditional New Year is not celebrated on such a grand scale as Christmas. And, of course, Easter, i.e. the day of the Resurrection of Christ was for the Cossacks an unusually significant holiday, for which they were preparing ahead of time. And, of course, he was surrounded by purely Cossack traditions and ceremonies.

The holiday, like a military operation, requires preparation

Prepared for Easter very carefully. Mistresses didn’t just tidy up the house, but brought it to a state of crystal luster. Particularly zealous owners re-painted the walls and even updated the floors. All clothes were extended and tidied. If the Cossack family’s income allowed, the Cossacks ordered new Circassian and Beshmet, boots and leggings. They bought cloth for the faithful, from which they sewed elegant dresses for themselves. They did not forget about clothes for little Cossacks.

Before Easter, cattle were slaughtered so that skilled Cossack cooks could make the table delicious dishes. On Maundy Thursday (also called Maundy Thursday), all family members went to the bathhouse to steam the body to the bone.

Easter celebration in the circle of comrades

Famous Easter cakes and cottage cheese Easter began to cook on Good Friday. On Easter cooking day, both children and adult Cossacks were sent out for a whole day from the hut, so that dashing fighters would not accidentally pour curses. The rooms should have been calm - rudeness, and even more quarrels were unacceptable on this day. Any attempt at conflict was usually extinguished by a senior woman in the hut.

Easter cake had to be tall and large, the top was decorated with cones, crosses, flowers, bird figures, smeared with egg white and sprinkled with colored millet. And, of course, painted eggs, both goose and chicken we are now familiar. The eggs were painted in different colors: red symbolized blood, Christ's sacrifice made for the sake of people, yellow - the sun, blue - the sky and water, and green - grass, life in its plant diversity. Of course, only natural dyes were used: onion husks, beets, chamomile broth, blueberries, elderberries, etc.

Easter night and bright morning

On the night of Saturday to Sunday, i.e. on Easter night, most Cossacks and Cossacks gathered for night service. Those who did not have enough space in the temple took places outside. By tradition, the Cossacks who remained behind the church walls made big bonfires. A "persecution of death" was arranged; such a fire was considered purifying. Old dried wood flew into the fire - broken wheels, cracked barrels, etc. Willow branches were also thrown into the fire, but not fresh, lively, but mortally dry, like the rest of the wood.

Cossack Easter

The entire population of the villages on Easter morning without fail went to the church in the morning - morning service. There was also a somewhat hooligan custom. Cossacks and Cossacks tried to climb the bell tower and at least once hit the bell. It was believed that this would bring happiness and prosperity. However, church officials were not particularly opposed to the custom, so almost the whole Sunday of the village was drowned in a bell ringing.

Now parishioners often bring not only Easter and Easter eggs, but also sausage, cheese and other products to the consecration of the temple. The priests are trying to convince that it is only Easter and eggs that are sacred, and the rest of the products are not kept in tradition. In fact, once the author saw with his own eyes how a young family, among other things, brought a whole pineapple with oranges for consecration, which looked somewhat fake. However, perhaps the desire to consecrate a whole feast comes from the Cossack antiquity.

So, contemporaries noted that the Cossacks did not bring some modest knapsacks for Easter consecration - they brought whole carts full of Easter cakes, Easter cottage cheese, eggs, home-made sausage, boiled pork, pickles and other dishes. There was a place for baked piglets stuffed with buckwheat with horseradish or apples.

Walking and a little "hooliganism"

After the consecration, a traditional feast and festivities began. The feast was unusually plentiful and Cossack hospitable. In addition to the above dishes, drinks occupied a special place. From soft drinks stood uzvar and kvass. Despite the desperately cultivated misconception that the Cossacks didn’t drink anything better than troubled moonshine in large bottles, the reality was the opposite. In addition to various varieties of vodka, from anise to orange, on the table were tinctures (kalganovka, cream, raspberry), mead, wine and even ordinary cognacs (brandy according to a confusing foreign classification).

Terek, Don and Kuban Cossacks knew a lot about grapes so much that there is still a debate about whether they themselves cultivated wild grapes or used cultivated varieties. In this case, one thing is certain: Cossacks cultivated indigenous grape varieties like Terek scarlet, and not the ubiquitous cabernet and riesling imported from Europe. Most often, the so-called chihir was produced from grapes - young wine. Matured wine was called "parental". Sometimes Kizlyarka was distilled from the Chihir itself, i.e. cognac, but without exposure.

The most prosperous Cossacks could afford a bottle or two of sparkling Tsimlyansky, which was the favorite drink of the famous chieftain Matvey Ivanovich Platov. By the way, grapes of the Tsimlyansk black variety are autochthonous, so to speak, an aborigine of the places of the Don and Northern Black Sea coast. And contrary to the stereotype of antiquity and the unshakable role of France in sparkling wines, the production of Tsimlyansky alone by Cossack winemakers has more than 300-year-old roots.

Naturally, the Cossack way of life affected even the manner of drinking. Before overturning a glass of vodka or drinking a glass of wine, the Cossack put his elbow far forward. This is a purely cavalry habit. In order to "make friends" with his horse and earn his trust, the rider shared food with him, and then the horse involuntarily reached out to the rider when he decided to eat or drink water. Here the horseman put up his elbow to push the horse's face, and habit is the second nature even at the festive table.

But the feast was not limited to a feast. In almost every village by Easter they built carousels or simple swings. At the same time, the carousel was a strong pillar, on top of which wheels were installed. Ropes with characteristic wooden handles at the end were tied to a wheel. Of course, after gatherings in the family circle, young people converged with their company, and married Cossacks - their own. Easter games were also different. Young people loved the “kissing” games, and also played round dances in which the guy and girl who liked, could meet. They played and "the ball." This game in some villages of the Caucasus often resembled hard rugby.

Easter was celebrated almost the whole week after Sunday, then you could allow yourself a little hooliganism. For example, among the Terek Cossacks the tradition was adopted of everyone who did not come on Monday morning to blame for weakness, and pour ice cold well water as a punishment, so that it was quick. There was a crafty side to this tradition. The accused Cossack could pay off a noble treat. As a result, the Cossack “punishment service” left the accused’s hut under a hop.

Surprisingly, some Terek and Kuban Cossacks, having captured Easter cakes and Easter eggs, crossed the Caucasian defensive line and went to the enemy’s auls. The Caucasian war was special, therefore, the Cossacks made kunaks both among the Circassians and among the Vainakhs. And to come to kunak with a hotel for a holiday, even if he does not celebrate it, was considered a common thing. The paradoxes of a long war ...
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  4. Amateur
    Amateur April 19 2020 05: 16 New
    All with the Feast of Holy Sunday of Christ - Easter!
    That all would be healthy and rich, and not poor and sick

    1. Spartanez300
      Spartanez300 April 19 2020 06: 54 New
      Happy Easter, all the health of happiness and good luck !!!
      1. cost
        cost April 19 2020 09: 06 New
        Happy Easter! CHRIST IS RISEN!

        1. vladcub
          vladcub April 19 2020 09: 41 New
          Rich, thanks for the retro postcards. They are different: simple and intricate, but they have a soul. They cause nostalgia for the past. This is the memory of our parents or grandparents.
          We had a postcard for a long time: "Faith, Hope and Love", and then she got lost
          1. cost
            cost April 19 2020 15: 12 New
            Rich, thanks for the retro postcard.

            Yes there is nothing
            Here is another small selection for you, Svyatoslav
            Happy Holidays!

    2. Olgovich
      Olgovich April 19 2020 07: 09 New
      Quote: Amateur
      All with the Feast of Holy Sunday of Christ - Easter!

      Thank you very much for congratulating our the greatest Orthodox holiday!


      The author of the East Wind is a big plus for the wonderful Easter story!
  5. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins April 19 2020 06: 30 New
    And it happened so ...
  6. DMB 75
    DMB 75 April 19 2020 06: 56 New

    Happy Holiday !!!
    1. cost
      cost April 19 2020 09: 43 New
      Cossacks always boasted of their rights. Everyone is equal. They turned to each other, regardless of rank, even in the service of only gentlemen, no nobles and excellences .. And those on.
      In the first rows on the Easter photos there are only "Bartholomews" in bright Circassian clothes, and the rest are behind.
      Or is it a tribute to the holiday?

      The troops of St. Bartholomew or "synodists" carried the protection of churches, cathedrals and other property of the Synod. The only people in Ingushetia who could enter the temple with weapons. Were maintained by the Holy Synod. They could be Cossacks of only 2-3 categories, who served active military service. The service was considered very honorable. Service was considered especially honorable. In terms of their immunity status and rights, they were equal to members of local teams, but received a higher salary. The uniform - light gray Circassians, who later had the right to wear all their lives, and white hats, for those who served at the Assumption and Kazan Cathedrals. Service life - 3 years. . Only representatives from 6 Cossack regiments were selected for the synodites: Zverinogolovskiy Or.KV, Khopersky KKV, Grebensky, Volga, Sunzhensky and Mozdoksky TKV.
      1. Phil77
        Phil77 April 19 2020 10: 19 New
        Good morning! Well, dear Dmitry, your comments are unrivaled, right !!!! You’d have to swipe at an article about the history of the Cossacks! good
        1. cost
          cost April 19 2020 11: 07 New
          Happy holiday, Sergey drinks
          Unfortunately, knowledge and competence are not enough - the topic is immense.
          Eastern wind she writes well and doesn’t undertake it. He writes only mainly about what he knows and what is close to him - about the Kuban. And we are the descendants of the other HF in the comments add that we heard in childhood from grandparents. I am very glad that this topic is also of interest to someone.
          Once Again With Pradnik
          Best regards
          1. Phil77
            Phil77 April 19 2020 11: 30 New
            And you, Dmitry with a holiday!
            With great respect. All the best to you and your loved ones!
  7. samarin1969
    samarin1969 April 19 2020 08: 47 New
    The author and all with a great day! Wonderful article on Easter! God forbid, the Cossack spirit will be reborn and strengthened in Russia!
  8. Rate
    Rate April 19 2020 08: 54 New
    All with a great Orthodox holiday Slavs!
  9. Keyser soze
    Keyser soze April 19 2020 09: 14 New
    Christ is Risen! Be healthy and happy Slavs!
    1. cost
      cost April 19 2020 10: 16 New
      Thank you, Eugene In East Sunday!
      And you and all your relatives with Pradnik
  10. frizzy
    frizzy April 19 2020 09: 20 New
    Oh my topic !! Right now I went to the church, closed. I went to the forest nearby on the banks of the Urals, so there are a lot of our Cossacks and everyone celebrates, I had to go out. War is a war, and he is also a holiday in Africa.
    1. aleksejkabanets
      aleksejkabanets April 19 2020 09: 56 New
      Quote: frizzy
      Oh my topic !! Right now I went to the church, closed. I went to the forest nearby on the banks of the Urals, so there are a lot of our Cossacks and everyone celebrates, I had to go out. War is a war, and he is also a holiday in Africa.

      I’m going to do the same, only on Laba. With the Feast of All of You, Christ has risen.
    2. Aviator_
      Aviator_ April 19 2020 20: 00 New
      Went to the forest near the Urals

      In Orenburg?
  11. cost
    cost April 19 2020 09: 55 New
    By Easter, the villagers cleaned the houses and the base, whitewashed the walls and renovated the floors, the women put things in order in the chests, sewed new clothes or repaired the old ones. “Long before the holiday, everyone is stocking up with new clothes, boots, dudes, leggings. Men order beshmets and Circassians, and women diplomats *, pelerines, jackets. Children also get new costumes. ” Dressing up for a festive service was considered a must.
    After long hassles and preparations, after a strict 40-day fast, the long-awaited Easter came. “On a great day, at the matins, at the proclamation:“ Christ is risen! ” the Orthodox begin the celebration by kissing Christian on the lips, without distinction of years, persons and gender. ” Cossacks spent the entire Bright Week in festivities, games, and visits to guests.
    The traditions of celebrating Easter, in general, are similar for all Cossacks, regardless of the army and region of residence. Everywhere, the favorite pastime of young people on Easter was swinging and numerous games - rolling eggs, "kuluchki", "braiding and unweaving the wicker"
    “A popular entertainment for young people at Easter was to ride on a swing, of which there were several types: two poles with a crossbeam on which a rope was attached; a pole with a wheel at the top, to which ropes with loops at the ends were tied; board on a log on which they jumped "; “On Easter, a swing is arranged, near which throughout the holiday games, dances, songs are sung and round dances are made”; "On Easter, a swing is arranged and round dances begin, which continue until late autumn."
    1. cost
      cost April 19 2020 10: 13 New
      The Terek Cossacks call Easter cake PASKA, and they were never covered with glaze, for some reason it was considered a sin. Great-grandmother made a cross across the whole cake and greased everything with an egg and into the oven. They also cooked cakes for Easter, baked "grandmothers", "larks", pies, pasties, onion and honey cakes, cooked jellies, kebabs. explosions. But the main decoration of the table is, of course, Pasca and painted eggs
    2. Caretaker
      Caretaker April 19 2020 12: 06 New
      Quote: Rich
      By Easter, the village they cleaned houses and the base, whitewashed the walls and renovated floors, women cleaned the chests, sewed new clothes or repaired old ones. “Long before the holiday, everyone is stocking up with new clothes, boots, dudes, leggings. Men order beshmets and Circassians, and women diplomats *, pelerines, jackets. Children also get new costumes. ” Dressing up for a festive service was considered a must.

      You will be surprised, but this was the case with all Orthodox Christians and the Cossacks were no exception.
  12. cost
    cost April 19 2020 09: 56 New
    The celebration of Easter lasted all the Bright Week. Relatives and neighbors went to visit each other, plentiful tables were set up in the houses, all of them were certainly “christened”. For example, in the village of Borozdinsky Terek region there was a comic tradition: “everyone who was not on the second day of Easter at the matins is poured cold water at the well. Not wanting to be subjected to a rather unpleasant joke, the offender offers a ransom for himself, of course, for a drink. ” Thus, the Cossacks came out of the houses of the "guilty" already pretty drunk.
    General fun lasted in the villages until the Red Hill or Antipasa - the first resurrection after Easter. On the Terek, Sunzhe and Podkumki, this day was associated with the "redemption of spring." After offering colored eggs to the ataman and the elderly, the girls “bought the spring” and received symbolic permission to have fun, dance dances and sing spring songs. This custom is described by M. N. Kharuzin: “... they approach the collection of a girl with a dish of colored eggs, which they bring to the ataman and the elderly. This is called “redeeming spring” or “Krasnaya Gorka”, that is, according to the Cossacks, to ask for a gift of permission to play and have fun in return for eggs. For this ransom of spring, each girl brings one egg from the house. Ataman, accepting a girl's gift, gives them vodka. Then the girls go out into the clearing outside the village and treat each other, and then they start singing spring songs, play spring games, “braid and undo the wattle” and dance.
    1. Caretaker
      Caretaker April 19 2020 11: 43 New
      Quote: Rich
      Ataman, accepting a girl's gift, gives them vodka.

      They didn’t mix anything up, perhaps to the Cossacks, and not to the young Cossacks?
      Vodka or wine?
      1. cost
        cost April 19 2020 11: 52 New
        Leonid hi
        Thanks for tweaking it. My jamb
        Well, of course, the girls were given wine and sweet tinctures, not chihir or vodka.
  13. 9PA
    9PA April 19 2020 09: 56 New
    Cossacks is a nationality or class?
    1. cost
      cost April 19 2020 10: 14 New
      In RI it was considered an estate
      1. 9PA
        9PA April 19 2020 11: 09 New
        Do not know what the maximum number of Cossacks was?
        1. cost
          cost April 19 2020 11: 22 New
          In 1913, the total number of Cossacks in the Republic of Ingushetia was 4,4 million people, or. 2,3 percent of the population of the Republic of Ingushetia at that time
    2. Bar1
      Bar1 April 19 2020 11: 17 New
      Quote: 9PA
      Cossacks is a nationality or class?

      the fact that such questions always arise on which there are no clear answers suggests one thing that is hidden in the history of the Cossack people, which is big and important.
      If we take an incomprehensible phenomenon when the Ukrainian people, part of the Soviet people adopted an alien and enemy ideology of Bandera, then such a phenomenon can only be revealed from a historical point of view.
      That tsarism, that subsequently the Bolsheviks (mainly Jews) destroyed and subsequently hid the huge phenomenon of the existence of the Cossack people, their culture and their places of residence.
      The range of the Cossack people is from the Danube to the Caucasus from the Wild Field to the Kazakh steppes and even further the Seven Rivers and the Amur Dauria / Darius were all lands of the Cossack people. And it is PEOPLE with a capital letter. The Russian people have never been united and have always been called locally in Europe. These are Varangians / Bars, Vends, Galas / Mongals, Varangians / Vars / Bars, in Africa - Barbaras, Galas, Galas / Mongals / Galicians / Latgals / Galician (Spanish), in Central Asia - Sarts / Horde, in China, it’s Tartara or right Dar Dar. All these peoples spoke Russian or Turkic.
      The Romanovs fought a merciless war against the old world and destroyed the memory of the Cossack people. The original names of the Cossack people are Cherkasy, Kalmyks, Dary / Dariytsy, Gali were replaced by fictitious names and were given to the primitive communal peoples of the Circassians, Kalmyks (Mongoloids), Kazakhs (Mongolo ), Dargins (Caucasians), Latvians (Baltic states). Well, the Bolsheviks continued this tradition - the destruction of the people's memory and created the Ukrainians, now the most fierce enemies of the Russian people.
      The OI is struggling to conceal the phenomenon of a huge country that existed until the 20th century and was destroyed by the combined efforts of an ALL NEW WORLD, let's say to understand the Christian world, this is a war like China against the whole world in 1900. In fact, this was the last war of the so-called Great Tartaria / Dar Daria and the rest of the world.
      The so-called "Ukrainian" people are a splinter of the Cossack people whose memory has been erased, but they remember only one thing, that they are Cossacks and Ruska-different peoples, therefore Ukrainians and Ruska always clashed. But not all, Cossacks of the Wild Field, i.e. Donetsk and Lugansk gravitated closer to the Russian culture, so they were able to maintain these ties.
      Therefore, the answer to your question, the Cossacks is another separate people speaking the dialect of the Russian language. Today it turns out that of the many peoples speaking the Russian language only the Russian people themselves remained, the rest are destroyed.
      1. 9PA
        9PA April 19 2020 11: 22 New
        For which I do not like the Cossacks and their descendants, for some kind of excessive unreasonable puffiness. In fact, the estate, in fact, did not exceed 4-5 million in the best goals. However, they behave as a nation and require similar rights.
        1. cost
          cost April 19 2020 13: 25 New
          What did you mean? Can be more detailed
        2. Astra wild
          Astra wild April 19 2020 15: 43 New
          In fairness: Gumelev believed that the Cossacks - a special ethnic group. There was information about this somewhere
          1. cost
            cost April 20 2020 10: 20 New
            9PA (Eugene):For which I do not like the Cossacks and their descendants, for some kind of excessive unreasonable puffiness. In fact, the estate, in fact, did not exceed 4-5 million in the best goals. However, they behave as a nation and require similar rights.

            Here is the hospital card, who died in the hospital from wounds received in his incomplete 20 years, Hero of the Soviet Union, gentleman of the Orders of Lenin and the Battle Red banner of the foreman of the 1st article F.Ya. Rubajo - a sniper who destroyed 349 German soldiers (3 of them in hand-to-hand combat). According to the memoirs of his colleagues, he was an unusually modest and friendly young man. I did not boast of my merits and awards; I did not require special rights and privileges for myself. note 9PA (Eugene) on record in his column nationality.

            Shame on you? Although shame on you does not happen. It’s indiscriminate to blame, hang up labels, from the direct dialogue to shed, and then quietly minkusovat that's just what you can do.
            PS. Regardless of the topic, I ask you not to enter into a discussion with me - you are not interesting to me hi
  14. Same lech
    Same lech April 19 2020 10: 27 New
    Oh, what kind of military class the Bolsheviks ruined ... could they also put in the service of the state ... if they were in the Caucasus in the Gorbachev and Yeltsin 90s there would not be a brutal massacre in Chechnya.
    1. Caretaker
      Caretaker April 19 2020 11: 48 New
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      ... Oh, what a military estate was ruined ...

      What other classes do you propose to legalize in Russia?
      1. Same lech
        Same lech April 19 2020 11: 54 New
        What other classes do you propose to legalize in Russia?

        Well, certainly not the nobles and the boyars ... they will not protect us from the chaos from the Caucasus.
        And here one comrade from the State Duma on Kremlin Square agreed already before the slaves.
    2. Aviator_
      Aviator_ April 19 2020 20: 03 New
      If it were not for the EBN's slogan - "Take as much sovereignty as you want," and not the weapon left to his hump, then there would be no massacre.
  15. Mikhalych
    Mikhalych April 19 2020 10: 28 New
    Firstly, you cannot consecrate meat.
    Secondly, the Cossacks puffiness has already brought them to the king’s betrayal in 1917. Some Circassians (Chechens) remained faithful. For the betrayal, God punished the Cossacks. They were almost completely exterminated by the Soviet lord. Do not repeat the mistakes of your ancestors.
    1. polar fox
      polar fox April 19 2020 10: 57 New
      Quote: Mikhalych
      They were almost completely exterminated by the Soviet lord.

      oga ... I don't know how I appeared if my great-grandfathers and grandfathers were "destroyed by Soviet Power" ... ancestors from the Don, Salsky district, Kruchenaya Balka ... a neighbor-descendant of the Yaitsk Cossack ... write more vyser like shpakovskie ...
      1. 9PA
        9PA April 19 2020 11: 16 New
        I read Sholokhov. I am convinced that free love reigned in the villages (villages)
        1. Phil77
          Phil77 April 19 2020 11: 36 New
          I recommend reading: * Milk of a she-wolf * Andrei Gubin. The word doesn’t come off !!!! About the Terek Cossack family during times of hard times: before the revolution, after and before the post-war days. Excellent, excellent book !!!!!
          1. cost
            cost April 19 2020 13: 04 New
            When the young author A. Gubin brought his manuscript to Sholokhov and asked for a review of the saga about the Cossacks, Sholokhov replied - Write my advice to you better about something else, after "Quiet Don" this topic will no longer work. With which Tubin left the Master But three years after the meeting, Sholokhov summoned Gubin to his place and said that he had recommended the book for publication, he had read it and was "very" impressed. However, in preparation for publication, Gubin was forced to make some "amendments" to the book. For example, the famous poet of the Silver Age, "Tersky nightingale", the centurion of the Grebensky regiment, R.A. Lun, banned in the USSR, is depicted as a simple white bandit. Taking him prisoner by the ChON people in 1921 is also not reliable. His death was described in detail by A Akhmatova and N. Turoverov back in April 1919. There are even famous verses about it
            "The bullet has pierced the blond head.
            Blood spilled over his white shirt.
            They'll take you home, nightingale-nightingale.
            And your mother buries again.
            According to the Don, in the Pacific, bread was beaten by horseshoes.
            The glow is crimson from night to morning.
            Shrapnel clouds, lead jets
            Sweeping the ground
            red winds.
            Brothers fight - business
            scary, wrong.
            The winner of the captives does not take at all.
            And mortal patterns in red and white
            Machine guns will be embroidered on gentle steeps.
            The brave fell, the proud, diminished.
            Only the graves of the fraternal reconciled them.
            And the old villages that the great-grandfathers set up,
            Soon they met Herods.
            Russian heads were beaten with bullets.
            Cossack blood shed on the steppe feather grass.
            Goryashko settled on his native side.
            And the icons are trampled into the dust by boots. "

            There are also corrected "historical inaccuracies" in the novel. but overall, the book is beyond praise. An excellent storehouse of knowledge about the Cossacks. I myself personally learned from it for the first time that the Cossacks in Ingushetia were categorically forbidden to hire farm laborers. During this stanitsa rule, allotments were cut. I asked the old people, they confirmed this fact.
            1. Phil77
              Phil77 April 19 2020 14: 23 New
              Dmitry! Write, write an article! This is clearly your topic, and you do not need to have knowledge! hi
        2. cost
          cost April 19 2020 13: 34 New
          in villages (villages) before there was free love

          I don’t know about free love - I didn’t live at that time. But the village is not a village. The village in its status was equated to a large village. Since there was a village church. A farm was equated to an ordinary village. Since it could also have a church. In the villages, churches were not relied on at all.
          1. 9PA
            9PA April 19 2020 13: 59 New
            Truly new knowledge: the village is a large village with a church. A farm is a small village without a church. thank
            1. cost
              cost April 19 2020 14: 34 New
              A farm is a small village without a church.

              Wrong conclusion.
              I kind of wrote everything clearly, and you’re comparing the village with a village or with a farm
              The Cossack farm in RI was equal in status to an ordinary non-county village, since it could also have a church, although it was not the center of the county (in the modern district). Farms were 5 thousand people. population. The village, this is not a large settlement similar to the Cossack settlement.
              1. Astra wild
                Astra wild April 20 2020 17: 05 New
                Dear Rich, who have you offended so much that minuses pop ?? Either the envious or does not distinguish + and -
        3. Aviator_
          Aviator_ April 19 2020 20: 06 New
          There were villages, and there were villages. And between them there was enmity, skillfully maintained in the Republic of Ingushetia. Well, the customs about love were the same everywhere, not puritanical, of course, but I would not call it "free love".
      2. cost
        cost April 19 2020 11: 32 New
        Mikhalych (Mikhalych): Firstly, it is impossible to consecrate meat.

        And where in the article or comments about it is written? request
        Some Circassians (Chechens) remained faithful.

        Skulls are not Chechens. These are two different peoples. yes Although you, I see, it makes no difference.
      3. Same lech
        Same lech April 19 2020 12: 01 New
        if my great-grandfathers and grandfathers were "destroyed by Soviet Power"

        They were lucky ... it could be different ...
        pay attention to the circular letter of the Organizing Bureau of the Central Committee of the RCP (b) dated January 24, 1919. signed by comrade Ya.M. Sverdlov. It was this document that served as the starting point for the beginning of the so-called. "decossackization". And in many places it turned into a real genocide ...
        And it would not hurt to remind you of the phrase of another Bolshevik leader, "Comrade Sergo": "Burn the village of Kalinovskaya!" ... Kalinovskaya was not really burned. They burned down another village - Field Marshal ...
        1. Aviator_
          Aviator_ April 19 2020 20: 11 New
          But the ataman Annenkov in the Semirechye carried out "rendering" of villages, to which the peasants resisted. This is in the protocols of his interrogation during his trial. Published in VIZh for 1990 under the editor-in-chief Filatov.
  16. Caretaker
    Caretaker April 19 2020 11: 59 New
    The author spoke so deliciously and competently about holiday customs, just in time for the upcoming dinner.
    Happy Easter to all and bon appetit!
  17. Korsar4
    Korsar4 April 19 2020 12: 05 New
    Christ is Risen!
    1. Astra wild
      Astra wild April 19 2020 15: 36 New
      Truly risen!
  18. Astra wild
    Astra wild April 19 2020 15: 35 New
    "Even the now traditional New Year" in fairness: until 1917, the New Year was practically not celebrated. I asked my grandmother, read it, and everywhere it is indicated that celebrating the New Year is OUR SOVIET TRADITION.
    In early childhood I remember how Pasochki were baked at home, and then my father brought a big beautiful one from the store and it was called "Spring Cupcake"
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    Astra wild April 19 2020 15: 57 New
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    Oh my topic !! Right now I went to the church, closed. I went to the forest nearby on the banks of the Urals, so there are a lot of our Cossacks and everyone celebrates, I had to go out. War is a war, and he is also a holiday in Africa.

    I’m going to do the same, only on Laba. With the Feast of All of You, Christ has risen.

    Truly risen.
    Once I did not understand these words, and then they explained to me: people did not believe the news of the resurrection of Christ and asked: Did Christ rise? And they answered: istheno resurrected, but gradually this was transformed into the usual now: Christ is risen - Truly risen
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    Astra wild April 19 2020 17: 20 New
    Colleagues, I, like many of us, are an atheist, but I do not care about the history of my people. And religion is an integral part of our history.