Crimean Tatars warn Council of Europe of possible conflict in the Crimea
They are calling for the issue of repatriants to be considered at the Council of Europe conference on Ukraines regional development to be held in Yalta in April this year.
Memory is the Fate of Proud and Free People!
This world is held in place by people with conscience and a sense of justice, with gratitude and by those who remember. Today in the Crimea as well as beyond there are hundreds and hundreds of Petro Grigorenkos friends
A further 100 thousand Crimean Tatars may return
At the present time between 1 and 1.5 thousand Crimean Tatars return each year. Larger numbers will probably depend on conditions in the Central Asian republics to which the Tatars were deported over 62 years ago
Hundreds of candles lit in memory of deported Crimean Tatars
On Thursday evening activists of the Crimean Tatar Youth Centre organized and took part in a candle ceremony entitled ““Light a candle in your heart” in memory of the mass deportation of Crimean Tatars from the Crimea in May 1944.
In Memory of the Victims
On the 63rd anniversary of the deportation of the Crimean Tatars ceremonies to honour the victims are to be held today and tomorrow throughout the Crimea
Monument to the Victims of the Crimean Tatar Deportation unveiled in the Crimea
The unveiling ceremony in the settlement of Mizhvodne was timed to coincide with the 63rd anniversary of the mass deportation of Crimean Tatars which began on 18 May 1944
Crimean former dissident and radio broadcaster receives State Honours “For courage”
In Simferopol on 22 February, Viktor Yushchenko personally handed the award “For courage”, First class, to activist of the Crimean Tatar national movement and former dissident Ayshe Seitmuratova.
Chechnya is today remembering victims of Stalins deportation
Chechens are today, 23 February, honouring the memory of those who died as a result of the deportation of the entire Chechen and Ingush population in 1944. Ceremonies have been taking place throughout the day in mosques and in all populated areas of Chechnya.
Yushchenko plans law on reinstating the rights of those once deported on ethnic grounds
The President believes that passing this law “will clarify the response to such key issues as the status of formerly deported individuals, the procedure for gaining this, as well as regulation through current legislation of such questions as land relations, social compensation, etc.
Crimean Tatars complain to the Council of Europe that their problems are being ignored
Refat Chubarov has asked the Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg to initiate an investigation by the Council of the issue around the restoration of the rights of the formerly deported Crimean Tatars.
New draft law would give deported people status to Ukrainians forcibly resettled from Poland
The resettlement took place as a result of artificially provoked antagonism between Poles and Ukrainians on the border region between the two countries in which thousands of civilians from both sides died
In Memoriam: Dina Kaminskaya
Dina Kaminskaya, lawyer and committed human rights activist, who defended many dissidents in the 1960s and 1970s, has died at the age of 87. We join the International Society "Memorial" in expressing our deepest sorrow at her passing.
It is 62 years today, 18 May, since the Crimean Tatars were forcibly deported from the Crimea to Siberia and Central Asia
A Day of Remembrance and Mourning for the victims of the deportation.
Somebody had to come out first on Maidan
An impassioned reminder to us all about those who came out onto Maidan in Soviet times and who, with their courage and refusal to be cowered, "created a civic society and laid the foundations for independence"
In Memory of the Victims of the Solovky embarkation point
The Sandarmokh Cossack Cross and a call to pay tribute to the victims of Soviet Terror whose unmarked graves lie in Sandarmokh and on Solovky.