In different parts of the world, the entire international community will hold various events, meetings and exhibitions to commemorate the 72th anniversary of the memory of the victims of Deportation (May 18, 1944).
The Democratic Union of Romania Tatars and Turkish-Muslims (Romanya Müslüman Tatar Türkleri Demokrat Birliği) will honor the memory of victims of Deportation of May 18, 1944 by holding memory procession in the city of Constanta.
The memory procession will commence at 2 p.m. in front of the railway station on Ferdinand Boulevard and then will march near the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the Municipal Administration.
It is expected that most of the marchers in Romania will be represented by the Crimean Tatar community.
On May 18, 1944, the Soviet authorities began mass deportation of the Crimean Tatars from Crimea, accusing them of collaboration with the Nazis. As a result, it has become one of the most rapidly conducted deportations in history. In just a few months, the Soviet authorities destroyed 46% of the Crimean Tatar people.
A series of events dedicated to the 72th anniversary of the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people: actions, mass meetings, thematic lessons in schools and special initiatives of social activists are due to be held in Kyiv and throughout Ukraine.