16 May 2019, 13:18

Faces of deportation. Photo exhibition about Crimean Tatars who survived tragedy on May 18, 1944 to open in Kyiv

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Today, on May 16, Kyiv will host a presentation of the photo exhibition of Zarema Yalyboilu “Faces of Deportation. The Tragedy of the Crimean Tatars for 75 years in a row.”

The exhibition tells about the crime of Soviet power through portraits and stories of common people who were expelled, survived and returned to Crimea.

The people in the portraits are witnesses of the Stalinist criminal regime. Many of them still remember the events of May 18 in the smallest detail, although they were then still very young children.

The exhibition was organized by the Crimean House. The information notes that every year the number of witnesses to the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people is getting smaller.

But we believe that humanity will keep in mind the circumstances of this tragedy and draw important conclusions in order to do everything in the future so that such a tragedy will never happen again with the indigenous people of Crimea or with anyone else.

On May 12, in the National Library named after Yaroslav the Wise in Kyiv (parliamentary library), events commemorating the victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people were held.