COSSACK DIASPORA AS SOCIOHISTORIC PHENOMENON: FORMATION, MIGRATION AND ACTIVITIES
The Cossack émigré as a sociohistoric phenomenon was created like result of the emigration of a part of the Cossacks after the defeat of the White movement in the Civil war in Russia. The Cossacks
of the southeast part of the European Russia emigrated mostly to the West. The main countries of the Cossack emigrants’ settlement initially became Turkey and Greece, later Bulgaria, Germany, Poland, France, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia. Members of the Cossack forces of the Asian Russia were going to the East. Most of them were placed in China, less in Australia. Total amount of the Cossacks abroad was about 100 thousand people.
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