For 16 yeras Ibrahim Abdullayev had been a correspondent for the newspaper "Voice of Crimea". He is the author of numerous papers and monographs researching historical, cultural, ethnographic, social, political and spiritual life of Crimea.

The memorial evening was attended by the journalist’s relatives, friends and colleagues, as well as artists, veterans of the Crimean Tatar national movement, students and schoolchildren.

Eldar Seitbekirov, a Chief editor of the newspaper "Voice of Crimea", presented a report on Ibrahim Abdullayev’s scientific and journalistic activities.

Professor and Candidate of Philology Nariman Abdulvaapov said that Ibrahim Abdullayev’s publication are fundamental scientific works that serve as a unique source of information for anyone interested in the history of the Crimean Tatars, and in addition, is regularly used at the Crimean Engineering and Pedagogical University.

On the Memorial Day the Honored Artist of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Rustem Memetov performed religious songs "ilyahiyler."

The guests were presented a Bibliographic Index "A talented writer in love with history ", prepared by the library staff and published with the assistance of Ibrahim Abdullayev’s family. The Index includes the the historian’s autobiography, bibliography of his works, list of publications and articles about the author, as well as the subject index to the publications in the newspaper "Voice of Crimea".

During the memorial event, the attendees were showcased a book-Photodocumentary exhibition dedicated to Ibrahim Abdullayev’s life and work.

Reference. Ibrahim Abdullayev was born on November 27, 1960 in the city of Samarkand, Uzbek SSR. In 1980 he finished the Dapartment of Irrigation. In 1983-1989 he studied history at the Samarkand State University. In 1991 he moved to Crimea and in 1992-1997 worked as a junior researcher of the Crimean branch of the Oriental Studies Institute n.a. A. E. Krymskiy. In 1997-2014 - a correspondent of the newspaper "Voice of Crimea". Ibrahim Abdullayev passed away on October 18, 2014 and was buried on October 19 in the Eski Saray cemetry in the village of Pionerskoe, Simferopol region.

Photo: Library n.a. Gasprinsky