Lviv’s Cossacks want their boat back!

  • Lviv’s Cossacks want their boat back!
  • Lviv’s Cossacks want their boat back!
  • Lviv’s Cossacks want their boat back!
  • Lviv’s Cossacks want their boat back!
  • Lviv’s Cossacks want their boat back!
Issue 12, April 2009.

Lviv’s ‘Kysh’ Cossack brotherhood gathered in early April to celebrate the jubilee of the construction of an authentic Cossack ship and generate support for its return from its current home in France. The ship is a rare example of ancient Ukrainian boat-making skills and as such is thought to be of huge historical importance. Ukraine’s Cossacks are renowned for their sea-faring skills and are credited with having invented the submarine as well as launching numer-
ous raids against the slave-traders of the Ottoman Empire.