Greben Cossacks
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Greben Cossacks
Scenes, landscapes, customs and costumes of the Caucasus drawn from nature by Prince G. Gagarin.

The Greben or Grebenskoye Cossack host was a group of Cossacks formed in the 16th century from Don Cossacks who left the Don area and settled in the northern foothills of the Caucasus. The Greben Cossacks are part of the Terek Cossacks.They were influenced by Chechen and Nogai culture and most were bilingual in the Russian language and the Nogai language.


  • Wixman. The Peoples of the USSR p. 51.

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