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1944 Deportation Victim: ‘I Will Never Forgive Russia’


Ali Aliyev was 14 years old when he and his family were forcibly put on a cattle train and moved out of Crimea. On May 18, 1944, the Soviet government deported more than 230,000 Crimean Tatars from their homeland as a form of collective punishment for alleged collaboration with the Nazis. Speaking to RFE/RL in 2014, 70 years after the deportations, Aliyev recounted the horrors of that time. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more

Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

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