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Ataman. The Ataman was created by Russian film director Aleksandr Anoshchenko and appeared in the Russian film The Tripole Tragedy (1926).

The Ataman is a brutal leader of a band of vicious Cossack thieves and raiders. In the days after the Revolution the Ataman leads the Cossacks on various slaughters of the Russian people before he is killed by his lover, a patriotic Russian girl, who is then killed by the Ataman's Cossacks.

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