Images showing the view from a Russian pilot’s cockpit flying over Crimea, Jamala, a woman crying at a deportation commemoration, and an archive photo of Crimean Tatars in 1944
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Crimean Tatar deportation anniversary bolstered by Eurovision win

On 18 May, Crimean Tatars marked the 72nd anniversary of the Stalin-era deportation from Crimea.

This comes just after Crimean Tatar singer Jamala's success for Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest.

BBC Monitoring looks at how a minority Muslim group being forced into exile in 1944 - resulting in thousands of deaths - has been remembered.

Produced by Alexi Peristianis and Yana Lyushnevskaya; images courtesy of Pathé, Ukraine Foreign Ministry, EBU

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  • 18 May 2016
  • From the section Europe
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