15 September 1997 COSSACKS IN KAZAKSTAN celebrated the 130th an-niversary of the founding of their militia in late July despite the disapproval of the Kazak government. “The Kazaks … remember too well what Cossacks meant for Kazakstan,” Kazakstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev said, according to the online news service Russia Today. “They col-onized the region with […]

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