Travels in Persia, Georgia and Koordistan - 2
Hurst and Blackett
Amongst the mass of the Cossacks, three distinct physiognomies can he detected. First, the genuine Russian, with a broad, Sclavonic countenance, a snub nose, and very light brown beard. Secondly, the nobler Cossack type, proceeding from a strong mixture of the Sclavonic race with the Tartar and Circassian tribes, having the nose more curved, approaching the aquili.ne nose of the Caucasian, the face more oval and delicate, the eyes more animated, the beard Dot so light as with the Great Russians, and a character of face which ...