Yes, Virginia… the Cossacks are real… they’re good folk, but don’t mess with their cookies unless you’re ready to open up a can of whup-ass (and you won’t, cuz they’ve got all of ‘em).
This is a festive time of year, for all people, non-believers as well as believers. So, let’s have a secular celebration, too… that’s what LOVE is all about. Here’s a nice 90-minute concert from the Kuban Cossack Chorus (it’s for Victory Day, but what the hey, it works…). Get a load of the kid at 23 minutes in.