14 June 2019, 10:32

"Grass breaks through the ground." In Warsaw performance was shown dedicated to Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea


A theatrical performance under the title “Grass breaks through the ground” dedicated to the tragedy of the Crimean Tatar people after the Russian occupation of the Crimea was presented in the capital of Poland, Warsaw.

The presentation was organized with the support of the Center of Culture of the Crimean Tatars in Warsaw, Ukrinform reports.

The play was directed by Galina Dzhikayeva, a Crimean Tatar who left the peninsula after its annexation.

For me, this performance is also a way to express my pain and anxiety about what is happening in the Crimea now, – Dzhikayeva said.

According to her, for this performance, the shell rock was specially brought from the north of the Crimea, and small pebbles from Sudak.

Shell rock is the main building material from which the Crimean Tatars built their houses after returning home from the Stalinist deportation to Central Asia. Therefore, it is a symbol of the house, which the Russian occupying power is now trying to take away from the Crimean Tatars.

Dzhikayeva, on her Facebook page, noted that the state structures did not support the project financially, and the trip to Poland was carried out at the expense of actors from Kyiv PostPlay Theater Denis and Yana Gumenny, who became characters of the play in Warsaw.

Після нашого перформансу польський глядач ледве стримував емоції. І не стримував також. Стільки щирих слів подяки від…

Опубліковано Galina Dzhikaeva Середа, 12 червня 2019 р.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov said that Poland could soon recognize the deportation of the Crimean Tatars of 1944 as genocide.