Simferopol (QHA) -

Four unique volumes of the Crimean Tatar history will be presented on August 14 at Crimean Academic Ukrainian Theatre in Simferopol. The author is a famous Russian historian, Doctor of historical sciences, Professor Valeriy Vozgrin, informs ATR TV channel.

“The four volumes include the ethnic history of the indigenous people of Crimea from the ancient times till 1940s, when Crimean Tatars were forcefully deported from Crimea, and for the first time the Crimean peninsula lost this unique culture”, says annotation to the publication.

The first volume is dedicated to the times of Crimean Khanate; the second is about history of Crimea under the Russian Empire rule. The third volume describes Soviet times, while the last one is dedicated to war and post-war period in the history of Crimean Tatars.

During 20 years the author carried out scientific work. According to him, his work became “the first recorded history of Crimean Tatars from the ancient times till the 20th century”.

For years, Valeriy Vozgrin couldn’t publish his work due to lack of finances. Finally, it was published in St. Petersburg with financial support of the Crimean Tatar businessman, benefactor, and owner of the first Crimean Tatar TV channel ART- Lenur Islyamov.

Note: Valeriy Vozgrin was born in Simferopol. He is a Doctor of historical sciences, Professor of the history department of St. Petersburg State University (Russia), head of Research and Scientific Center “Menshikov Institute”, member of the royal Danish Academy of Sciences.

He is the author of more than 150 historical works published in Russia, Ukraine, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Turkey, Italy and other countries.