Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Crimean Tatars marked the 60th anniversary of their deportation from Crimea slightly over a year ago.

In May 2004, an exhibition of Crimean Tatar samizdat was held in Crimea's capital, Simferopol. Here's a passage on it (in Ukrainian) from

From the official literature that began to be published in the Crimean Tatar language in the 1960s, censors used to painstakingly delete any mentions or even associations with Crimea, including the mountains and the sea.

(Other deported nations, including the Chechens, were allowed to return to their native lands in the 1960s.)

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