Wilson Center Experts

Thomas Barrett

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Assistant Professor, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Wilson Center Project(s):
The Terek Cossacks and the North Caucus Frontier
Jun 01, 1997
Jul 01, 1997

Project Summary

examination of the Russian colonization of the North Caucasus and the creation of a frontier society by Cossack settlers; how the Cossacks lived; how they struggled within an often hostile military environment; how they transformed the ecology and the economy of the region; how they created a new culture and society along an amazingly complex ethnic frontier