The idea is clearly the case, good. National heroes, as well as the national idea, needed. The question of who do hero. If, in addition, as of the Cossacks, nobody ...
How would you react to the national hero of the Mongolian Batu Khan? Hero of the Huns Attila? Yes, the same as the Crusaders do not tally with the most light way.
After Cossack something inherently - Merc. Ranger. Never the star.
Well, time will tell