Ukrainian Cossack. The name Cossack (Ukrainian: козак; kozak) is derived from the Turkic kazak (free man), meaning anyone who could not find his appropriate place in society and went into the steppes, where he acknowledged no authority. The important political role played by the Ukrainian Cossacks in the history of their nation distinguishes them from the Russian Cossacks.
Lviv Ukraine, when I visited there 5yrs ago I walked through a lane way just like this one to get to the shops and bus/ taxi stop. So much history around every corner. Wish I could go back. Natalie Mc.