Zaporozhian Cossack
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The warrior Cossacks of Ukraine

18 September 2015 Last updated at 17:54 BST

For hundreds of years, a tiny island in the Dnieper River provided sanctuary to a legendary group of warriors - Ukraine's Zaporozhian Cossacks.

The men moved to Khortytsia in the 15th Century in search of freedom and democracy, as Andriy Kravets from the BBC's Ukrainian service reports.

This is part of the Island Stories series.

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