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Osadniks (Polish: osadnik/osadnicy, "settler/settlers, colonist/colonists") was the Polish loanword used in Soviet Union for veterans of the Polish Army that were given land in the Kresy (current Western Belarus and Western Ukraine) territory ceded to Poland by Polish-Soviet Riga Peace Treaty of 1921 (and again occupied by the Soviet Union in 1939).
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