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Here’s a Russian journalist telling the story of a Crimean Tatar – a member of Turkic people living in parts of Russia and Ukraine. The Tatar lady reminisces about her childhood; the family was driven away from their homeland in Crimea to barracks in Uzbekistan. She talks about what it meant to be a Crimean Tatar – that the Tatars were made to fight for the Soviet Union and yet considered traitors; what it meant to grow up in a foreign land hated for being what they were; what it meant to be poor; and what it means to rebel for survival and living.

http://www.asymptotejournal.com/article.php?cat=Nonfiction&id=82&curr_index=4

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