by Alfonce Kandie
Though they have been around for 5 decades now, having been formed in 1969, the Cossacks have been especially controversial ever since their involvement in the 2015 Waco shootout.
The Cossacks’ club name is of Eastern European origin, likely inspired by so-called Russian Cossack Horsemen – feared mounted warriors in voluntary service to the Russian tsar during the time of the Soviet Union. However, unlike the Russian Cossacks who were incorporated to supplement government services and as generous and heroic supporters of the state, the Cossacks MC’s mission statement doesn’t seem to point in that direction.
The Texan Cossacks, as we know them today, are a notorious motorcycle club striving to carve an autonomous territory out of Texas. Here are 15 facts you didn’t know about this notorious motorcycle club.