"The Don Cossacks among the other ethnic groups today" (by Serguey Kiseliov) presents
characteristics of the Don Cossacks focussing on their self-identification and self-determination attitudes
towards social, ethnic, migration and other issues, which consolidate this community. Apart from a hotly
debated representation of the Cossacks as a social and cultural entity, the article deals with practical
aspects of their legal, social, economic and status legitimacy. This is important for legislation to be
enacted at the federal and the regional levels. A unique empirical base gathered by the Information and
Analysis Center of the Rostov Oblast Administration permits to assess adequately the issues of the
Cossack movement in the regional perspective.