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A Cossack leader.
- ‘Each Cossack force had its own ataman and there was an ataman of all Cossack forces who, from 1827, was the heir to the imperial throne.’
- ‘After the defeat at Simbirsk, some other atamans betrayed Razin and gave him up to the authorities.’
- ‘From the outset, the Japanese cultivated Semenoff and like-minded Cossacks, and lavish gifts and money found their way to Chita and to strongholds of other atamans in eastern Siberia.’
- ‘Their high command - the atamans - arrived in ostentatious foreign cars.’
- ‘Apart from these more organized armies, armed gangs of bandits under their own leaders (atamans) join the fighting.’
- ‘The collection contains studies by government officials, scholars, and Cossack movement leaders (atamans).’
Mid 19th century: from Russian.
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