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Tuesday, 19 April 2016 12:34

Chernyeklobuki (Black Hoods) Released

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Were a group of semi-nomadic Turkic tribes that settled on the frontier between the Rus' states and the Pecheneg during the 11th century and the 12th century. They fought as mercenaries for various Rus' princes, forming most of the light cavalry for the Rus armies.

Their name means "Black Hats or Black Hoods".

The name Chernye Klobuki appears in the chronicles of Kievan Rus' at the ens of the 11th century, when they settled primarily south of Kiev and Pereiaslav.

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