Ten things about the Crimean Tatar deportation you always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask

Ten things about the Crimean Tatar deportation you always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask

Deportation of the Crimean Tatars. Art by Marysya Rudska 

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Today, on 18 May, Ukraine commemorates the anniversary of the deportation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula indigenous people — Crimean Tatars. Exactly 77 years ago, the interior ministry of the Soviet Union (NKVD) on orders from Moscow started mass deportation of Crimean Tatars from the Peninsula. The operation lasted three days and is deemed the speediest deportation in global history.

Euromaidan Press has answered top-ten questions about the 1944 Crimean Tatar deportation you always wanted to ask.

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