Today, the exhibition "Gold of the Nation. Approaching" has been launched at the Second Floor Art Center. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko also attended the opening.
The exhibition consists of 16 photos of the Crimean museums' exhibits, which were showcased in the Netherlands at the time of the peninsula occupation.
The event was also attended by Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Refat Chubarov who said that the "authorities" in occupied Crimea are trying to demonstrate that May, 18, the 72-th anniversary of the memory of the WW2 Crimean Tatar deportation victims is an "average day".
- Reportedly, the Crimean authorities are sending out reminders to the Crimean schools saying that May 18 is an average working day. At the same time, they require tomorrow by 9.00 a.m. the reports to be submitted on all the children absent and the causes of their absence, said the Crimean Tatar politician.
May 18, 1944 the Soviet authorities conducted mass deportation of the Crimean Tatars from Crimea, accusing them of collaborating with the Nazis. About 238 thousand Crimean Tatars were evicted and 46%, mostly the elderly, women and children were killed in special settlements in the first years of deportation.
May 18 Kyiv and the whole Ukraine is to hold a number of events: actions and mass rallies, thematic lessons in schools, thematic initiatives by social activists dedicated to the 72th anniversary of deportation of the Crimean Tatar people.