Saturday, June 22, 2013

Cossack Poste

A Ukrainian postcrosser sent a card titled "As Cossacks wrote a postcard to the Turkish Sultan."  This cartoon is based on a painting by Elias Repin titled, "Zaporozhian Cossacks of Ukraine Writing a Letter to the Turkish Sultan." The original painting is below:

Apparently in the 1660's the Turkish Sultan wrote a letter to the Cossacks demanding that they voluntarily submit to his rule. A most defiant letter was mailed back to him.