Tag: Crimean Tartars

Facts about Crimea

Facts about Crimea

  Crimea is surrounded almost entirely by the Black Sea. It is connected to Ukraine‚Äôs Kherson Oblast in the North by the Isthmus of Perekop. The Kerch Strait separates Crimea from Russia. In the ancient world the peninsula was known as Tauris. Crimea covers an area of 10,000 sq miles/26,000 sq km, about the same […]

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Crimean Tartars, a factor in the fate of the Peninsula

Crimean Tartars, a factor in the fate of the Peninsula

  Despite all the ethnic diversity of the Peninsula there has always been one people, the Crimean Tartars. In 1944 about 200,000 of them were expelled by Stalin and relocated in Central Asia republics, mostly Uzbekistan. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union Crimean Tartars have been returning home in large numbers. Three waves of […]

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