Source : Agencies | 18 May 2013
May 18th marks 69th anniversary of the the mass deportation of Crimean Tatars under the regime of Joseph Stalin. This tragic event continues to influence the lives of the Tatars who have managed to return to their homeland, and even politics of Ukraine.
Due to hunger, thirst and disease, around 45% of the total population died during the process of deportation.
The resettlement of Crimean Tatars began in 1967, but they soon found out that their return was not welcomed.