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Who put the question here: the Turks or Tatars?

We are not far off next (it sounds better than the "second") anniversary of the referendum in the Crimea. Whatever some political corpses like Kasyanov say (that he will give the Crimea back to Ukraine), if this happens, it is clearly not during my lifetime. And, accordingly, not with him. And in reincarnation as a Buddhist, I do not believe.

But it makes sense to recall some moments preceding and following the referendum.

I, in fact, about the problem at that time - about the Crimean Tatars.

The problem apparently existed. Since there were clashes of opinions, and clashes of people. And the prospects we drew not the most optimistic: and the attacks, and open opposition, and almost formed underground. Remember? It was? It was...

And there were prerequisites that began in the USSR. When the evicted Crimean Tatars and their descendants began to gradually leak back to their homeland. Where, it should be noted, no one met them with open arms.

But the Soviet Union ceased to exist, and the Ukrainian stage of the life of the Tatars began. Is it possible to say that under the new regime the Tatars began to live better? Definitely not. Moreover, for almost a quarter of a century, the Ukrainian authorities successfully treated the Tatars with promises that no one was going to fulfill. What for? Frankly dissatisfied Tatars were quite successfully used as a tool for introducing discord on the territory of the peninsula. Especially among pro-Russian residents. Especially before the next election.

However, in full accordance with the Russian proverb that the holy place is never empty, it is quite natural that there were those who saw in the Crimean Tatars something more than a tool for election games.

It all started with the Majlis. It was 1991 year. It was then that this ... education was created. The Ukrainian authorities did not officially recognize him, but informally, in every possible way they made of the Majlis some layer between themselves and the Tatars themselves. It is very convenient, in principle: you yourself deal with the problems there, and we will connect at the end.

And the Majlis has become quite a mighty structure with possibilities. And the opportunity came when the money came. And the money came, of course, not from the Ukrainian budget. More precisely, far from Ukrainian. Yes, Ukraine from time to time allocated funds for the so-called "resettlement of the Crimean Tatars". And these funds also quite successfully mastered the Majlis. And the results of the independent construction of huts by the Tatars themselves can be seen today.

But only if the Ukrainian budget? By no means. Assistance to Turkish Tatar communities, various Muslim foundations, and, finally, "fraternal" assistance from Turkish government structures.

Does it make sense to ask the question of which structure plan is usually interested in such funding? I think no.

And the money that flowed from Turkey, and humanitarian flows, from medicines to building materials, all went to the Crimean Tatars with one goal: to strengthen and multiply not just the Crimean Tatar community, but the community that is controlled by Turkey.

The Turks really aimed to repeat the Kosovo scenario, when, with active support from outside, the Muslim part of the Albanians did not just become a factor that changed the ethnic structure of the region, but also managed to dominate the region.

This really suited Ukraine, since everything that was done in spite of Russia and the pro-Russian-minded residents of Crimea was considered beneficial.

True, it did not occur to the Ukrainian authorities that the Tatars, like the Albanians in Kosovo, from the minority in 20-30 years could well have become the majority. Indeed, besides stimulating birth rates, in many regions of the Crimea, there were also processes of “squeezing out” the Slavic population, creating an atmosphere of rejection towards Russians and Ukrainians. But the Ukrainian guardians stubbornly led the Crimea to the status of the "northern gate of Turkey."

However, the year 2014 th broke off all the masks. Frank anti-Russian hysteria has done its job. And even the Tatars were worried, for the mood of the new government showed that not everything will be smooth and smooth. Have you heard the phrase that "Crimea will be either Ukrainian or empty"? Here and in the Crimea heard. Including the Tatars.

Yes, the percentage of turnout for a referendum among the Crimean Tatars was lower. Yes, who voted for joining Russia, God forbid that there be half. That's a lot, especially considering everything that happened throughout 23 of the year. And enhanced feeding from Turkey.

It is clear that Turkey, which seems to be ready to help and support, is there, over the sea. And the fascist gentlemen in Kiev who have flown off the coils frankly are much closer. And the "green men", who just had to become "polite people", were nevertheless already on their bases in the Crimea.

Plus, two visits to the Crimean Tatars that did not go unnoticed. I'm talking about the visits of Shaimiev and Kadyrov. Of course, Shaimiev explained how the Tatars live well in Russia. And, apparently, was authorized to guarantee the integrity of the business. Given that the vast majority of the Crimean Tatars work in the field of tourism services, this was an important aspect. Well, and probably painted the advantages in the light of the floods of Russians who rushed to rest.

Specific information was received from N.N. Shaydullina, Assistant to the State Adviser of the Republic of Tatarstan.

“The fact is that Shaimiev never visited Crimea. In March, 2014 met in Moscow with Mustafa Dzhemilev - there are official sources. But I did not go to Crimea. We hope that you will correct your“ mistake ”.
Thank you in advance. "
Assistant of the State Advisor of the Republic of Tatarstan N.N. Shaydullina

Kadyrov, of course, was not talking about business. Most likely, he told with examples from Chechnya how to solve issues with those who do not want to live peacefully and work calmly.

A sort of "carrot and stick".

Apparently, the pragmatic Tatar elders made the wisest decision: neutrality, and then we'll see. And, as if by the wand, the Tatar flags disappeared from the confrontation with the Russian ones, and the referendum went smoothly and almost without incident. And by its results it was quite obvious that the Tatars voted the way they wanted: more or less close to the Majlis were against, and those who were not allowed to distribute the Turkish pie - respectively, for.

And these promises were fulfilled. Tatar nobody touched these two years. Except, of course, those who immediately flew into the forbidden lists, Majlis and members of the Hizb ut-Tahrir sect. But it should be noted that "blizzard" only those who remained in the Crimea and continued the old business. The rest quietly left for Ukraine and then they showed themselves in the “blockades”.

But at that moment, even sensible attempts to destabilize the situation were not undertaken. Apparently, Kadyrov’s arguments were killer.

And the business elite quite normally changed the vector from Ankara to Kazan. Business, nothing personal.

Of course, the Tatars who left the Crimea are not idle. Quite often there is information about contacts of the “Crimean Tatar people in exile” with representatives of various Turkish organizations. Including with the well-known "Gray Wolves." Yes, and the runaway members of Hizb ut-Tahrir were fed from the same bowl with the wolves. So here everything is clear and true.

Of course, the virtual "Tatar Crimea", as well as the same "Ukrainian Crimea", still excite the minds in Ukraine and Turkey. Work continues at full speed.

Only now the stronghold of the "Crimean Tatars who are not in the Crimea" is gradually becoming the Kherson region. A sort of springboard for attack. And there the Turks are again spotted. What is, by the way, the opening of the daily flight Kherson - Istanbul. Not every international airport in Ukraine can afford this. Okay, Kiev or Dnepropetrovsk, but depressive Kherson ...

Unfortunately, the Tatar question continues to stand behind us. And it was set up mainly by the Turks, whom the dream of the “northern gate” does not allow to live in peace. And in the light of the completely spoiled relations between the two countries, there is no reason to expect the Turks to stop supporting the frankly destructive actions of the Majlis and other structures banned in Russia.

And the rest in the Crimea, among the Tatars, everything is calm. Yes, the owners of hotels and other establishments in the tourism industry will have to work for some time to adequately satisfy Russians who were suddenly spoiled by the resorts of Turkey and Egypt, but as evidenced by those who visited Crimea in 2014 and in 2015, there is a trend towards development.
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  1. Tatar 174
    Tatar 174 29 February 2016 07: 20
    The Turks are asking themselves ... So they can ask for it, and then they will calm down for a few dozen years. And why doesn’t it live right away? .. But in the Crimea everything will be fine, Moscow, too, did not immediately build.
    1. Megatron
      Megatron 29 February 2016 07: 43
      It would be necessary to embed the Kurdish question on the Turks
      1. DanSabaka
        DanSabaka 29 February 2016 08: 03
        It would be necessary to embed the Kurdish question on the Turks

        1. bhdir1946
          bhdir1946 29 February 2016 12: 18
          Turkey, politically, has already surrounded itself with "flags", and not only with the Kurdish question. Even a cursory examination of the history of Turkey (19-20 centuries), with any political activity in the region, has driven itself into a noose, as if it had such a fate.
      2. magician
        magician 1 March 2016 01: 00
        give autonomy to the Kurds in Syria, and in Turkey they themselves will take it.
      3. magician
        magician 1 March 2016 01: 00
        give autonomy to the Kurds in Syria, and in Turkey they themselves will take it.
    2. Al_oriso
      Al_oriso 29 February 2016 08: 47
      A message from Kadyrov is also needed, but now it is no longer verbal.
  2. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 29 February 2016 07: 23
    Crimea is and will be without any or only Russian.
  3. ImPerts
    ImPerts 29 February 2016 07: 53
    I was in Crimea in 2006, on vacation. Then he noticed there were frictions with the Crimean Tatars among the rest. It was connected with the seizure of land. Government bodies, when I asked about their reaction, were inactive. They were profitable. And in material and political terms.
    Kiev did not forget about the attempt of Crimea to leave for its own voyage in the 1991 and 1994 years.
    This mess, with land and property, allowed Kiev to fish in troubled waters.
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 29 February 2016 08: 01
    The Turks are trying to do their dirty work - grab land. AND IT IS NECESSARY TO GIVE THEM HARDLY ON HANDS - HERE, IN CRIMEA, it will not crawl.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 29 February 2016 08: 31
    The article is optimistic and that’s good. And then recently, everything about everything but on a sad note. And sometimes I really want tomorrow to be good. +
  6. Blondy
    Blondy 29 February 2016 08: 45
    Oh, whoever drove pastries to the Kurds. Everything would immediately settle down.
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 29 February 2016 09: 39
    The guys from the CCA, the holiday is over, it's time to work. Better, as they say, to prevent than to take emergency measures later.
  8. Galich Kos
    Galich Kos 29 February 2016 10: 12
    Whatever some political corpses such as Kasyanov say (that he will give Crimea back to Ukraine), if this happens, it is clearly not during my lifetime.

    Misha Two percent as a post-apocaleptic zombie. From time to time it crawls out of the grave and scares citizens with various horror stories, but this is not a task, no one is especially afraid of it wassat A character worthy of the Comedy Club.
  9. tacet
    tacet 29 February 2016 10: 26
    I was in Crimea in 14 and 15 years. At 14 I was in Bakhchisarai, talked with the locals, the attitude was wary (not hostile, namely wary), 15 at the South Coast, and I lived in a hotel belonging to the Tatar, the attitude changed to a completely even (rather business) one.
  10. Belousov
    Belousov 29 February 2016 10: 51
    It would not have gone too far for the Tatars. And then we get one more privileged parasites. We should whistle there more often. Do not use, but whistle.
  11. koshmarik
    koshmarik 29 February 2016 11: 01
    I’m afraid, as it were, the aggressive Turkish Tatarization of the Kherson region with the aim of organizing a campaign in Crimea did not lead to the creation of the KPR.
  12. misterwulf
    misterwulf 29 February 2016 11: 18
    The topic is good, but not disclosed.

    1. About 5 million Crimean Tatars live in Turkish Cappadocia (Ankara region). This is the "1st deportation" after the Crimean War of 1853-56. There are many of them, but these are already ... real Turks, which they have become in 150 years.

    2. At the Referendum of Crimean Tatars who came to the polling stations, the percentage "for Russia" was more than 75%! Who was "against" - simply did not come. + of those who did not come, the majority were not those who were "against", but ... who did not have Ukrainian citizenship! - HELLO to Ukraine, Medzhilis and Dzhemilev!laughing

    No need to consider the whole people cattle! Medzhilis supported self-captures and Kakly were inactive. Russia has banned self-seizures, and those that happened during the kaklah stanch.
    Objectively, there are NO CHANCE for the Turks-Medjilis, Dzhemilev-Chubarov ... But, you should not forget about the emotional aspect.
    1. Dimal777
      Dimal777 29 February 2016 13: 39
      I like the way everyone worries about the Tatars in the Crimea - but Russians already in the Russian Crimea are somehow less remembered. They always gundel - lived on the resale of plots. Russians in Ukraine did not notice that now - - their own will not bark. And the standard of living has fallen very much, I understand that on the mainland too, but we have Moscow prices and salaries are still Ukrainian - this is where you need to look and think.
      1. Dimal777
        Dimal777 29 February 2016 13: 43
        You need to engage in humanism. When we do it quickly and hard, it’s much more effective. As they begin, here’s all sorts of Minsky and a truce in Syria. Tell me why the wife of the terrorist Chubarov lives quietly in the Crimea in his house and monitors his business. It’s necessary to burn a house in Chechnya and drive it out in the ass. To introduce the death penalty for terrorism - we are all fooling around with everyone. There already beheaded a child in Moscow! this is no way.
        1. Ramadan
          Ramadan 29 February 2016 14: 19
          And where does the Crimean Tatars and the nanny maniac in Moscow?
        2. aleks 62 next
          aleks 62 next 29 February 2016 15: 33
          .... Now tell me why the wife of the terrorist Chubarov lives quietly in the Crimea in his house and monitors his business. It’s necessary to burn a house in Chechnya and kick it out in the ass ....

          ..... belay .... You cho !!!! .... Nope, !!!! ..... Otherwise, the business will get scared and run from Crimea !!! .... laughing
  13. surrozh
    surrozh 29 February 2016 11: 22
    The Turkish dream of a "northern gate" revives the Russian dream of Constantinople and the Russian Straits.
  14. Jääkorppi
    Jääkorppi 29 February 2016 11: 24
    Crimean Tatars are indigenous people like Russians (even to a lesser extent than Arabs in Palestine). And nothing says anything about their century-long struggle with the Russian state (they evicted them for objective reasons at the time). But now they are the same citizens as everyone! Leading subversive activities should be prosecuted and all. There is nothing to argue here, Russia is a free country, and everything else is the responsibility of the FSB.
  15. misterwulf
    misterwulf 29 February 2016 19: 34
    But the truth is! In Israel (Palestine) and in Chechnya, terrorist houses are placed under a bulldozer.
  16. Combitor
    Combitor 1 March 2016 00: 19
    And what exactly are "Crimean Tatars"? And how do they differ from the Tatars living in Tatarstan or here on Sakhalin? Our Sakhalin Tatars do not demand any preferences from the authorities for themselves. They live, work and give birth, bring up children on a par with representatives of other nationalities who have found their home on our island: Koreans, Russians, Ukrainians, Kyrgyz, Armenians and many, many others. Or how, for example, do the Jews of the Jewish Autonomous Region differ from those Jews who live in other Russian regions? Our Sakhalin Jews do not ask for any benefits for themselves when buying land, apartments, employment ... And what is the "Crimean Tatar language"? There is no "Sakhalin-Russian" ... Or "Kirghiz-Sakhalin".
    What can be Tatar autonomy in Crimea? The Chechens living on Sakhalin do not demand the same autonomy on our island, as well as other nationalities. You, gentlemen of the Tatars, have the Republic of Tatarstan in Russia. Go ahead and with the song. There you will be your own among your own and your equal. But you won’t go there, because there you break off. Ah, here in Crimea one can demand. Once power allows and in some ways goes towards.
    It's time to stop all these national games long ago. Peoples of all nationalities living in Russia and having Russian citizenship are equal to each other, and each individually to each.
    1. Weyland
      Weyland 1 March 2016 23: 34
      Quote: Kombitor
      You, gentlemen of the Tatars, have the Republic of Tatarstan in Russia

      It very different peoples, incl. by language. Before the revolution, in general, Khakassians were called "Minusinsk Tatars", Shors - "Kuznetsk Tatars", Buryats - "fraternal Tatars", Azeri - "Baku Tatars", etc. By the way, already in the 90s, Crimean Tatars very often called themselves not "Kyrym Tatarlar", but simply "Kyrymly" ("Crimeans")
    2. Weyland
      Weyland 1 March 2016 23: 34
      Quote: Kombitor
      You, gentlemen of the Tatars, have the Republic of Tatarstan in Russia

      It very different peoples, incl. by language. Before the revolution, in general, Khakassians were called "Minusinsk Tatars", Shors - "Kuznetsk Tatars", Buryats - "fraternal Tatars", Azeri - "Baku Tatars", etc. By the way, already in the 90s, Crimean Tatars very often called themselves not "Kyrym Tatarlar", but simply "Kyrymly" ("Crimeans")
  17. Corvetkapitan
    Corvetkapitan 1 March 2016 04: 41
    The Majlis was funded and funded by Turkey, and Turkey provided all kinds of assistance to the Islamic terrorists of Dudaev, holding congresses of anti-Russian terrorist organizations on its territory and providing medical assistance to the militants. The essence of the anti-Russian actions of Turkey is known and understandable. It is not clear just why the Kremlin has been turning a blind eye to this all this time.
  18. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 2 March 2016 19: 35
    Well then. In general, everything is described correctly. Something like this happened.