Senior non-commissioned rank or designation in the military forces of some Slavic states, and a historical military designation.- Starshina
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Military rank used mostly in Slavic-speaking countries which corresponds to a colonel in English-speaking states and oberst in several German-speaking and Scandinavian countries.
In the Zaporozhian Host, the political, social, and military organization of Ukrainian cossacks, the title polkovnyk indicated a high military rank among the Ukrainian Cossack starshyna (officers); a polkovnyk commanded one or more military detachments during land and naval military actions in the 16th to 18th centuries.
Rank used by the Russian Armed Forces and a number of former communist states.
Contrary to Western practice of assigning the senior sergeant ranks to veteran soldiers, the Soviet ranks of starshina and sergeant were routinely assigned to 20-year-old soldiers at the end of their 2-year draft.
Sotnik or sotnyk (со́тник, сотник, стотник) was a military rank among the Cossack starshyna (military officers), Strelets Troops (17th century) in Muscovy and Imperial Cossack cavalry (since 1826), the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, the Ukrainian Galician Army, and the Ukrainian People's Army.
Mountain Jews or Caucasus Jews also known as Juhuro, Juvuro, Juhuri, Juwuri, Juhurim, Kavkazi Jews or Gorsky Jews (יהודי קווקז Yehudey Kavkaz or Yehudey he-Harim; Горские евреи, Dağ Yəhudiləri) are Jews of the eastern and northern Caucasus, mainly Azerbaijan, and various republics in the Russian Federation: Chechnya, Ingushetia, Dagestan, Karachay-Cherkessia, and Kabardino-Balkaria.
Albert Agarunov (1969–1992), the National Hero of Azerbaijan, starshina of the Azerbaijani Army who died during the First Nagorno-Karabakh War
Rank in many uniformed organizations, principally military and policing forces.
There is also a rank called "starshina" (старшина), which is often translated as "master sergeant".
Today Central Ukraine and Eastern Ukraine.
Some sources refer to the Zaporozhian Sich as a "cossack republic", as the highest power in it belonged to the assembly of all its members, and because its leaders (starshina) were elected.
Sub-article to Battle of Narva .
Among the Soviet tank commanders, starshina S.F. Smirnov destroyed five German strongpoints.
Series of mid-17th-century campaigns in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
Supported by Cossack Hetman Ivan Vyhovsky and the starshyna, the treaty aimed to change the face of Eastern Europe.
Russian noble and military leader of Ukrainian descent.
Ivan's father was an influential member of the Ukrainian Cossack starshina.
Traditional administrative subdivision in Eastern Europe.
These elect an elder (starshina) and, hitherto, a court of justice (volostnoy sud).