Cossack cadets fill a gap in Russias sense of security and patriotism

The Guardian
Tuesday 26th February, 2013

Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad), nearly 1,000km south-east of Moscow. Aged seven to 17, the cadets, wearing camouflage clothing and matching hats, are standing to attention in a line. They are preparing for the ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Red Army’s decisive victory over the Germans, watched by President

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