„The Silence is the Sound of Fear.“
On the life of the Crimean Tatars (2015)
When Crimea was annexed by Russia, the Islamic minority of the Crimean Tatars knew yet another hard time had begun. After the Red Army reclaimed the Crimea from German occupation, the Crimean Tatars were accused of collaborating with the Germans. Stalin, as punishment, gave order to deport all indigenous peoples. It was after 1988, during the breakdown of the Soviet Union, when they were allowed to come back to their native land. In March 2014 Mustafa Dschemiljew, the chairman of the Medschlis, a self-founded minority government, called all Crimean Tatars to boycott the referendum to the annexation of the Crimea. Russia reacted with intimidations and repressions.