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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Craziness in Crimea

On Sunday, Ukraine commemorated the tragedy at Bykivnia and the deportation of Crimean Tatars.

Unlike the Russian population of Crimea, Crimean Tatars remain loyal to the Ukrainian state, despite its corruption and inability to compensate them for the ancestral land they lost 65 years ago.

Crimean Tatars started returning to Crimea after the collapse of the USSR and now total 250,000. While the local authorities have been selling land plots to everyone willing to bribe them, Crimean Tatar repatriates largely remain landless.

You’d think that redressing the rampant land injustices would be a pressing issue for Crimean lawmakers. Not way.

In Simferopol, the capital of Crimea, they have more important things to do: spilling ammonia on the City Council floor and coming to blows on television.

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Crimea said...

Maybe too much wine!

Taras said...