CTRC launches the campaign No Genocide! to the 77th anniversary of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people

May 12, 2021

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center starts an information campaign No Genocide!, dedicated to the 77th anniversary of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people. We call on everyone who is not indifferent to become a part of the information campaign.

The campaign is aimed at reminding the Ukrainian and international communities of the terrible crime against humanity, of the deportation of the entire Crimean Tatar people in 1944. In total, 238,500 people were deported from Crimea, and the death toll in the first years amounted to 110,200 people, or 46.2% of all those deported.

It is important to remember those terrible events, especially now, when history repeats itself. After the occupation of Crimea in 2014, Russia, beign the successor of the Soviet Union, began a repressive policy against disloyal.

Daily searches, disappearances of people, arrests for a simple post on Facebook – all these are not fictions, but the realities of today. Moscow again denies the right to live on the territory of our ancestors.

The Russian occupation of Crimea in 2014 and the subsequent systemic repressions, detentions, interrogations, searches and arrests, illegal transferrings to Russian prisons, violent abductions and murders caused a new mass migration of the indigenous people, and in fact, their hybrid deportation.

We urge everyone to join this information campaign and distribute one of the posters via their pages in social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Telegram) to show the whole world that we remember and will never forget.

The posters were designed by the Crimean Tatar Resource Center and Ukrainian artist Andrii Yermolenko.