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We are Crimea

Jamala and her Crimea

Susana Jamaladinova (Qt — Susana Camaladinova), better known as Jamala, is a Ukrainian singer with Crimean Tatar roots. In 2016, Jamala won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “1944”, dedicated to the tragedy of the deportation of the Crimean...

Oleg Sentsov and his Crimea

Oleg Sentsov is a Ukrainian film director, scriptwriter, writer and activist. In 2014, he was arrested in Simferopol by the Russian FSB (Federal Security Service — ed.) on charges of plotting a series of terrorist attacks. After five years of...

Mustafa Jemilev and his Crimea

Mustafa Jemilev is a political and public figure, one of the leaders of the Crimean Tatar national movement. His family survived rozkurkulennya (or dekulakisation) in the 1930s and was deported from Crimea, their homeland, in the 1940s. Mustafa was expelled...

Akhtem Seitablaiev and his Crimea

Director and stage and film actor, ethnic Crimean Tatar (Qt — qırımtatarlar) Akhtem Seitablaiev was born in Yangiyul town near Tashkent in Uzbekistan; the place where his parents, like other Crimean Tatars, were deported to from their native Crimea...

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