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The Crimean Tatars: From Soviet Genocide to Putin's Conquest

Brian Glyn Williams


The Russian annexation of the Crimea in March 2014 focused the world's attention on the Peninsula in ways not seen since the Crimean War. Thousands of Crimean Tatars clashed with pro-Russian militiamen in Simferopol, while Moscow has in turn stoked fears of jihadi terrorism among the overwhelmingly Muslim Tatars as retrospective justification for its invasion. The key thread in this book is the Crimean Tatars' changing relationship with their Vatan (homeland) and how this interaction with their natal territory changed under the Ottoman Sultans, Russian Tsars, Soviet Commissars, post-Soviet Ukr ... More

Keywords: Crimean War, Simferopol, Muslim Tartars, Vatan, homeland, Crimean Khanate, Ottoman Empire, Soviet rule, Stalin, Uzbekistan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190494704
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190494704.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Glyn Williams, author
The University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth