Cossacks are a distinct ethnocultural entity and a potent military force. They are Russians. They carry traditional Russian values. They are known for their discipline, perseverance and military pride.
They always enjoyed privileges and certain degree of freedom in return for their military service. In all military campaigns their services were sought after. The Cossacks have served always the Russian Tsar. Today it is an Ethnic Group. They live by their laws. All are armed, even children This is a very proud community and very militant.