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The title archimandrite was given to abbots who supervised the "ordinary" abbots of several monasteries or the abbot of an especially important monastery.
The etymology is from arkhi meaning “highest” and mándra meaning “enclosure, cloister, monastery”.
St. Nicholas (Nicholas of Bari or Nicholas of Myra) is the saint who eventually evolved (in popular culture) into Santa Claus. In many countries children receive gifts on December 6, St. Nicholas Day. He is one of the patron saints of children.
Kuban Cossacks are Cossacks who live in the Kuban region of Russia. Most of the Kuban Cossacks are descendants of different major groups of Cossacks who were re-settled to the western Northern Caucasus in the late 18th century.