And you think of it as part of Russia.... sigh.
Public education system, huh?
So go watch Taras Bulba, 1962. Filmed in Argentina.... they had horses, and pampas which are almost steppes. After seeing the movie - go look for the story - in English, I won't strain you into trying Russian.
Taras Bubla by Gogol from gutenburg.org thank them very much. Now back to my reading.