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Russia. Krasnodar Krai Region. Krasnodar. Horses and cossacks wearing their traditional military uniforms during a parade. Cossacks are a group of predominantly East Slavic or Turkic people who originally were members of democratic, semi-military communities in what is today Southern Russia. They played an important role in the historical development of Russia. Krasnodar (also known as Kuban) is a city in Southern Russia and is the administrative center of Krasnodar Krai which is a federal russian subject located in the Southern Federal District. 17.09.1993 © 1993 Didier Ruef