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Teaching Cossack traditions to today's children

By The Siberian Times reporter
24 April 2017

Hundreds of years ago, the Cossacks were at the forefront of the conquest of Siberia; now the heritage passes to a new generation.

Teaching Cossack traditions? Picture: Konstantin Melnitsky, 66.ru

Young participants in these games and military sports relay were familiarised with the Cossack culture and military history of Russia.

More than 100 pupils from Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Yekaterinburg and other cities of Sverdlovsk region participated in the Cossack military sports contest 'Nashi v gorode' ('Ours in the city').

Participants were put together in several teams, and each had to complete challenging tasks. 

Teaching Cossack traditions to today's children


Teaching Cossack traditions to today's children


Teaching Cossack traditions to today's children


Teaching Cossack traditions to today's children


Teaching Cossack traditions to today's children
Hundreds of years ago, the Cosssacks were at the forefront of the conquest of Siberia. Pictures: Konstantin Melnitsky, 66.ru


The school children showed their proficiency in knife fighting (using models) and sticks, spear throwing, grenade throwing, marching, and rifle shooting. 

They also had to dismantle a Kalashnikov and wear gas mask. 

After the relay race, children participated in Cossack games. 

Pupils wrestled in Cossack hats, and in sacks and ran with whips.

The school children showed their proficiency in knife fighting (using models) and sticks, spear throwing, grenade throwing, marching, and rifle shooting. Pictures below: Konstantin Melnitsky, 66.ru

Teaching Cossack traditions to today's children


Teaching Cossack traditions to today's children


Teaching Cossack traditions to today's children


Teaching Cossack traditions to today's children


Teaching Cossack traditions to today's children


Teaching Cossack traditions to today's children


Teaching Cossack traditions to today's children


Teaching Cossack traditions to today's children

Comments (4)

Siberia es dura, y la vida tambien.En lugar de intentar darles autoestima y seguridad, se intenta inyectarles miedos y bladenguerias. Que pasa en cuanto entra en el mundo y recibe, los primeros golpes se desmorona. Solución drogas, alcohol, etc.


Occidente se desmorona por su debilidad fisica y mental. Seguros estan, que el estado los protegera y les salvara, paro, lucha por la vida desanimos, y unos fanaticos terroristas a la puerta de casa.


El hombre es como es, las fantasias y las reconstrucciones poeticas, son insensateces.
jerico, spain
01/05/2017 18:19
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We in the U.S. have many groups or clubs that reenact historical periods, of many eras; fur trading mountain men, French and Indian wars; war of independence, etc. parents and club members encourage the children to learn our history and learn skills like muzzle loading rifle shooting tomahawk and knife throwing, as well as modern hunting weapons and techniques. So for Siberian children to learn their history and develop skills should be thought a good thing around the world.
phred T., calif. USA
27/04/2017 07:20
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Oh no.
Children should be in school.
Not in a bootcamp!
janne, sweden
26/04/2017 06:24
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It is very beautiful young people showing to us the Cossack traditions. With this games we learn many things about history of Russia and Siberia. I like Siberia very much and I read this newspaper daily in my country.
natercio silva, Guaratuba - Brazil
25/04/2017 11:18
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