Skip to comments.Russia Courts Crimea’s Muslims
Posted on 06/14/2014 11:52:59 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Three months after Russia annexed Ukraines Crimea, the Russian ruble is now the currency of the peninsula, and half of Crimeas 2.3 million residents have applied for Russian passports. But there is one cloud on this Black Sea landscapeCrimeas Muslim minority, the Tatars.
A Moscow show of paintings by Crimean Tatars brings out Russias elite.
Ravil Gainutdin, Russias Grand Mufti, or supreme Muslim leader, visited Crimea right after Russias annexation. He welcomes Crimeas 250,000 Tatars into the family of Russias 20 million Muslims.
I hope that Crimean Tatars will gain decent living conditions and political representation as Russian citizens, said Gainutdin.
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Putin’s mistress and two illegitimate children are Tatars. Putin just gave Russian citizenship to hundreds of thousands of Crimean moslem Tatars.
I’ve heard it said that the Crimean Tatars are actually pro-Ukraine. Putin probably is going to try to use the old carrot and stick approach to them. Supposedly, the Russians had a plan recently to ethnically cleanse Crimea of it’s Tatar population, at least a good portion of it.