Sudak (QHA) - Head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov together with other members of Mejlis visited a private museum of history of the Crimean Tatars, which was opened by head of Sudak regional Mejlis Ilver Ametov at the courtyard of his house. Ilver Ametov conducted a tour around the museum for the guests, informs press service of Mejlis. For years Ilver Ametov meticulously has been collecting artifacts to replenish his collection. “It all started with a pitcher, which my father during the night of the deportation of Crimean Tatars from Crimea on May 18, 1944 filled with grains of wheat,”- told the story Ilver Ametov.- The contents of the pitcher helped our family to survive for some time on the way to the place of exile. And almost 50 years later it returned back to Crimea with our family. So, the pitcher became the first historical artifact in my collection”. Among other exhibits in the collection are various types of national weapons, pottery, coins, jewelry, photographs, objects of everyday culture of Crimean Tatars and even a copy of the authentic medieval warrior clothing. “The museum also displays exhibits that can be called ‘helpers’ in the long struggle of the Crimean Tatar people for return to their historical motherland,” tells Ametov. He demonstrated a typewriter, which made it possible to create and distribute a large number of leaflets and prepare historically important documents, which are now part of the valuable archive of the Crimean Tatar national movement.

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