13605First Reports in English on Crimean Tatar confrontations and trials, 1969
- Jul 4, 2013
First Reports in English on Crimean Tatar confrontations and trials, 1969
The International Committee is pleased to make available two historically significant articles from the English newspaper The Observer, published in 1969, relating to Crimean Tatar confrontations with Soviet security forces. The first article, "Exiled Tatars in struggle with Kremlin," appeared on the front page of the newspaper under an anonymous byline but was written by Peter Reddaway. The two photographs accompanying the newspaper story are described as: EXCLUSIVE: FIRST PICTURES OF CLASHES IN RUSSIA. A follow-up article, also by Professor Reddaway, "Crimes against Tatars being hushed up," dealt with the trials of Crimean Tatars in Taskhent (Uzbekistan) and the arrest of General Petro Grigorenko. We are grateful to Professor Reddaway for reporting on the struggles of Crimean Tatars against the Soviet authorities for the first time in a major Western newspaper more than four decades ago.
Forwarded by: Inci Bowman, Washington, DC