Simferopol (QHA) - Yesterday, more than 300 people gathered at Simferopol restaurant “Aishe” to congratulate the leader of Crimean Tatar people, ex-head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people, MP of Ukraine, Soviet dissident and human rights activist Mustafa Jemilev on his 70th anniversary.
Among the guests were delegates of Kurultay of Crimean Tatar people, veterans of Crimean Tatar national movement, representatives of Crimean Tatar diaspora in Turkey, dissidents and human rights activists, Crimean businessmen, scientists, artists and others.
The authorities were represented by deputy Head of the Crimean Council of Ministers Aziz Abdullayev and deputy Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in Crimea Ibraim Mamutov.
The guests lined up in a queue to congratulate Mustafa Jemilev. Birthday gifts included paintings, portraits of Mustafa Jemilev and a lot of flowers.
An unusual gift was presented by veteran of Crimean Tatar national movement Vedjie Kashka. She gave Mustafa Jemilev a live sheep and a huge bunch of Yalta onions.
Association of entrepreneurs of Eskisehir (Turkey) presented Mustafa Jemilev his own sculpture. The figure was made of silicone and can withstand temperatures from +270 to – 80 C.
The second such sculpture will be presented to Mustafa Jemilev on November 16 in Eskisehir, before the presentation of “Haytarma” movie there. The sculpture will be exhibited in one of the local museums in Eskisehir.
The guests were treated to festive dinner. Crimean Tatar folk ensemble “Kirim” entertained the guests.