The Crimean Tatars are a close-knit, minority population (12 per cent) inside the majority-Russian (58 per cent) Crimea. In 1975 he went on a hunger strike, campaigning for his people’s return to their homeland – he was persuaded to end it after 303 days by another famous dissident, Andrei Sakharov.They were part of a significant minority that did not welcome Moscow’s annexation last year and they retain a strong historical grievance with Russia because their entire population was deported to Central Asia on the orders of Stalin in 1944. Mr Dzhemilev was only able to move back to Crimea in 1989 as the Soviet Union began to crumble.They are comparable players – both have a .60 points-per-game average over the last three seasons – though Nyquist is the better passer, Tatar the better scorer.
A significant community of Muslim Tatars from the Crimea is centered at a mosque/social center on New Utrecht Ave. Led by cultural specialists Julian Kytasty (Artistic Director of the New York Bandura Ensemble) and Andriy Milavsky (leader of the Cheres ensemble), the was launched in January, 2007 with the goal of building a common “cultural space” serving community members from the different waves of immigration.
, as well as any European metropolis, is quite the multi-ethnic formation.
First of all, especially in recent years, the attention is paid to the increase in the proportion of representatives of Asian nations.
Among the 160 nationalities living in the capital, 30 are Muslim, that is, people who ethnically, culturally or spiritually identify themselves in connection with the religion of Islam, the city-forming Tatar people, who live here since Moscow erection, and the fastest growing community of Azerbaijanis of the North Caucasus, the Central - Asian - Tajiks, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks and Kazakhs, and also Turks, Arabs, Persians, Afghans, Bosnians.
According to rough estimates their number ranges from 1.5 to 2 million people.
The Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin during a meeting with reporters in early June, said that in there are areas where the number of Russian-speaking population is only 25%.