Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 19

The Presidential Council for Cossacks hasapproved a draft concept paper for the development of Cossack communitiesthroughout the Russian Federation, Krasnaya zvezda reported May 23. Theconcept paper reportedly says that all Cossack activities should be voluntary,and that Cossacks should focus on military service and guarding Russia’sborders.

A State Holiday On Slavic Unity?