Russian Cossacks Take Foothold in Crimea Mar 16, 2014 - 09:00 pm 1 Pascal Dumont 2 Pascal Dumont 3 Pascal Dumont 4 Pascal Dumont 5 Pascal Dumont 6 Pascal Dumont 7 Pascal Dumont 8 Pascal Dumont 9 Pascal Dumont A group of Russian Cossacks from the Krasnodar region is defending government buildings in Crimea’s capital Simferopol against what they call the Nazi threat coming from the West of Ukraine. More image galleries de-sovietization Countries Dismantle Soviet-Era Monuments as Russia's Ukraine Invasion Fuels Tensions Eastern European countries are seeking to distance themselves from Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. army-2022 In Photos: Russia Shows Off Military Tech in Ukraine War's Shadow The annual arms expo aims to sell Russia's military hardware to foreign buyers despite its lagging campaign in Ukraine. war-torn childhood In Photos: Ukrainian Children Live and Play Amid War Children continue to live in wartime conditions surrounded by bombed buildings, destroyed cars and anti-tank equipment. behind the frontlines In Photos: Life in Occupied Ukraine The Kremlin appears to be pushing ahead with attempts to integrate the seized areas of Ukraine into Russia.