QHA Crimean News Agency



Crimean deputies are going to appeal to the Ukrainian government to cancel the order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine on the passage of the external independent testing of knowledge of school-leavers in 2010 in the Ukrainian language. 1 December, it was discussed at the meeting of the Presidium of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

Their petition says about the anxiety of the deputies about the situation with testing of school-leavers.

The deputies think that the fulfilment of the test tasks in the Ukrainian language, taking into account the specificity of terminology and necessity to consult the dictionaries, will require additional time that would affect on the quality of answers and do not allow participants of testing fully show their educational level, as a result of it, lower their competitiveness to enter the universities.

In this regard, the Crimean representative body asks the Ukrainian government to create equal conditions for participants of the external independent testing and to prepare qualitative translation of all test tasks in the languages of ethnic minorities.

Also, the deputies intend to appeal with request to respect the constitutional rights of the inhabitants of Crimea to the Commissioner on Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Nina Karpachyeva and to the court.

Reference: 26 June 2009 Minister of Education and Science Ivan Vakarchuk signed the order № 570 “Of the external independent testing of achievements of individuals, who wish to enter the higher educational institutions of Ukraine in 2010”, according of which the testing should be held only in the official (Ukrainian) language.

Hayder Hacimambet – Nara Nariman



QHA Crimean News Agency


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December 2 Crimean journalist Nicholas Seeds on behalf of the Ukrainian edition of the newspaper “Day”, the correspondent of which he is transferred to the fund of the Crimean Republic institution “Crimean Tatar Library im. I. Gasprinsky “7 books:” Two Russias “,” Ukraine Incognita “,« Apocrypha Clary Gudzik “,” Vashi mertvi vibrali mene “,” Extract 150 “,” My Universities “,” Why is he destroying us? “.

The event was attended by library director Eider Emirs, agency staff, media representatives and others

According to a journalist at the event, but the newspaper in Ukrainian, Russian and English, the editors of the newspaper has another two projects, one of them – is an annual photographic exhibition, and another – the publication of literature. The newspaper has already published a considerable library. According Semeny, the authors of these books are trying to find and publish information on the history of Ukraine, the themes and issues that have been closed, whose publication was banned in Soviet times.

Among transferred to the library books were first published book “Two Russias” and “Ukraine Incognita”, bringing together new material on the history of Ukraine. “In this book includes an objective corrected interpretation of those events or documents that had previously falsified, incorrectly treated with communist ideological positions, and this distorted history, and pervert the normal course of events”, – said Nikolai seeds.

Also, was given the book “War and Peace” in Ukrainian and Polish, which dealt with the Ukrainian-Polish relations. In the book “Apocrypha Clary Gudzik” collected materials journalist Clara Gudzik, published in the newspaper on religious themes.

As the seeds, 12-13 years ago with a newspaper linked his fate well-known American journalist, historian and publicist, James Mays, whose work is characterized by the fact that he was one of those foreign historians and publicists, who drew attention to the facts and history of the Holodomor of 1932 — 33 years. Mace spent a lot of research on the Holodomor. Publisher of the newspaper “Day” has collected and published several books based on Mace. One of these books under the name “Vashi mertvi vibrali mene”, which was published this summer, was donated to the library Gasprinskiy.

In the two-volume “extract 150” includes 150 best-known articles in the Ukrainian historians, journalists, writers who were published in the newspaper “Day”. In particular, in the first volume of this book included a contribution of Nicholas Semeny “Crimean Tatars. From the history of return “(2007) on the 20 th anniversary of massive protests of the Crimean Tatars in Moscow. According to the author, a lot of material for this article were taken from the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar Refat Chubarov and activists of the Crimean Tatar national movement Ayşe Seitmuratova. In addition, this book sets out the history of Musa Mamut, information about the hunger strike of the Crimean Tatars in Moscow.

“My Universities” – a book editor of the newspaper Larissa Ivshina, where she conducts analysis and understanding of the Ukrainian journalism in the making of the Ukrainian state.

The last book transmitted to the fund – Ukrainian book publicist and historian Stanislav Kulchitsky on Ukrainian history, the history of Ukrainian-Russian relations, the Soviet Union, a totalitarian system of Stalin, which is called “Why is he destroying us?”.

Also, during the event, Nicholas Seeds announced that he plans to write an extensive article on the library, its role it played during its existence. According Semeny, one chapter of this article will be devoted to the work of the library Gasprinskiy before the Second World War. The book will contain information on the library staff and books, presented in the fund establishment.

In turn, the library director Eider Emirov gave the journalist a work of AS Pushkin’s “The Fountain of Bakhchisarai, translated into the Crimean Tatar language, Eşref Shemi-zadeh.

Also, the library was donated to the novel Sarah Paretski «Hardball». Book on behalf of the library passed kinswoman Paretski author volunteer, representative of the “Peace Corps” Uizer Barbara, who works in the Crimean Tatar Library Gasprinskiy. In the spring of next year, Sarah Paretski planning a visit to the Crimea.

Help. International organization “Peace Corps was established by U.S. President John F. Kennedy in 1961. Through this organization of more than 170 thousand Americans were brought to work in 140 countries worldwide.

In Ukraine, the Peace Corps in operation since 1992. The main directions of its activities is to implement economic development programs, teaching English and environmental protection. Department Peace Corps in Ukraine is the largest in the world.

Elmas Kaplan


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Tomorrow, December 3, see the light of the new Crimean Tatar newspaper Vatan Kyrym “(” Motherland Crimea). Told QHA told the newspaper.

According to their information provided, the new newspaper will be published in Russian weekly circulation of 5 thousand copies throughout the Ukraine.

It is noted that the main subject of the newspaper will reflect the socio-political life of Crimean Tatars in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and in other areas of the Ukrainian state. In particular, the first issue of “Vatan Kyrym” will focus on the day prosecutors and the Crimean Tatars, who serve in the law enforcement agencies.

On the technical side of the new printed edition, it will consist of 8 pages A2. The first and last page of the newspaper will be colored.

Kim Nikolaev


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December 11 this year at 19 o’clock in the Crimean Academic Ukrainian musical theater, the Akmesdzhit (Simferopol) will be days of the Crimean Tatar culture.

Days of the Crimean Tatar culture conducted with the assistance of the National Committee of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea for interethnic relations and deported citizens, as well as the cultural foundation of the Crimean Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

As told news agency QHA chairman of the Crimean Tatar Culture Foundation Ridwan Aedinov, as part of statement will be known Crimean Tatar folk and pop artists of the genre: Honored Artist of Ukraine Seytably Memetova, People’s Artist of Ukraine Enver Izmailov, Honored Artist of Crimea Dilyavera Osmanova, Oedipus Bahchisarayly groups “Destan , as well as young performers Marlena Settarova, Afize Yusuf kyzy, DJ Bebek and many others.

In the world of magical sounds of violins spectators dip violin ensemble “Selsebil” ( “Paradise source”) under the leadership of Honored Artist of the ARC Zarema Aliyeva. The beauty of the Crimean Tatar national dance show dance troupes “Cemil” and “Guldeste.

Niyara Nurmambetova


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On the balance of the city Akmesdzhita (Simferopol) should be referred to a piece of land, which is Simferopolskaya penal colony number 102. On this December 2 for substantive economic meeting in the city council said Akmesdzhita metropolitan head Gennady Babenko.

This statement was made the capital’s mayor, after listened to the information the Deputy Chief of the State Tax Inspection in Akmesdzhita Robe Aliyev to the effect that the above-mentioned institutions have the duty to pay taxes for land in the budget Akmesdzhita.

“One can not pay the tax on land, let a piece of land against the debt will give the city?” – Suggested Gennady Babenko.

Sam Deputy Head of the State Tax Inspection in Akmesdzhite Riza Aliyev explained that the tax debts of the business are subject to cancellation due to the fact that the colony does not have a complete production cycle.

Kim Nikolaev


QHA Crimean News Agency



Muslims living beyond Crimea do not forget their co-religionists in Crimea this year, as it has already become a tradition after the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991. There are thousands of Turkish citizens who prefer the animals are sacrificed beyond Turkey in countries where Muslims live on behalf of them. So, one of these countries became Ukraine where the Crimean Tatars are core of the Muslim communities. The animals are sacrificed on Qurban-bayran (Eid al-Adha) in Crimea every year on behalf of thousands of benefactors and charitable societies, and funds, such as: the Diyanet Foundation or the Association of culture and mutual aid of Crimean Tatars.

More than thousand of animals are sacrificed on Qurban-bayran this year in Crimea, which celebrated 27 – 30 November, on behalf of societies of culture of mutual aid of Crimean Tatars in Ankara, Istanbul, Bursa, Eskişehir, Kocaeli.

Moreover, 220 animals are sacrificed in Crimea and 60 animals – in Ukraine on behalf of the Diyanet Foundation. According to the Representative of the Department for Religious Affairs of Turkish Republic in Crimea Mr. Emin Patan, sacrificial animals, which sent by the Diyanet Foundation, are sacrificed in those regions of Crimea where the employees of the Department for Religious Affairs of Turkish Republic working. The meat of sacrificial animals is distributed to the needy.

As for today, 348 animals are sacrificed in Crimea on behalf of the Central Association of Culture and Mutual Aid of Crimean Tatars in Turkey (Ankara) and associations of culture and mutual aid of Crimean Tatars in Istanbul and Bursa.

247 animals are sacrificed on behalf of the European Turkish Federation, 220 animals (except of that 60 animals are sacrificed in the other regions of Ukraine) of behalf of the Diyanet Foundation in Crimea. 190 animals are sacrificed on behalf of the Association of culture and mutual aid of Crimean Tatars in Kocaeli in Crimea, 200 animals – the Association of culture, mutual aid and sport club of Crimean Tatars in Eskişehir in Crimea.

Reference: Eid al-Adha (Qurban-bayram) (Arabic: عيد الأضحى ‘Īd ul-’Adhā) or the Festival of Sacrifice (Turkish: Kurban Bayramı) is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims (including Druze) worldwide in commemoration of the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of obedience to God. The devil tempted Ibrahim by saying he should disobey God and spare his son. As Ibrahim was about to sacrifice his son, God intervened and instead provided a lamb as the sacrifice. This is why today all over the world Muslims who have the means to, sacrifice an animal (usually a goat or a sheep), as a reminder of Ibrahim’s obedience to God. The meat is then shared out with family, friends (Muslims or non-Muslims), as well as the poor members of the community.

Eid al-Adha is the latter of two Eid festivals celebrated by Muslims, whose basis comes from the Quran. (Muslims in Iran celebrate a third, non-denominational Eid.) Like Eid el-Fitr, Eid al-Adha begins with a short prayer followed by a sermon (khuṭba). Eid al-Adha annually falls on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (ذو الحجة) of the lunar Islamic calendar. The festivities last for three days or more depending on the country. Eid al-Adha occurs the day after the pilgrims conducting Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia by Muslims worldwide, descend from Mount Arafat. It happens to be approximately 70 days after the end of the month of Ramadan.

Men, women, and children are expected to dress in their finest clothing to perform Eid prayer (Salatu’l-`id) in any mosque. Muslims who can afford to do so sacrifice their best domestic animals (usually sheep, but also camels, cows, and goats) as a symbol of Ibrahim’s (Abraham’s) sacrifice. The sacrificed animals, called “udhiya” Arabic: أضحية” also known as “qurbani”, have to meet certain age and quality standards or else the animal is considered an unacceptable sacrifice. Generally, these must be at least a year old. At the time of sacrifice, Allah’s name is recited along with the offering statement and a supplication as Muhammad said. According to the Quran, the meat is divided into three shares, one share for the poor, one share for the relatives and neighbors, and the last to keep to oneself. A large portion of the meat must be given towards the poor and hungry people so they can all join in the feast which is held on Eid-al-Adha. The remainder is cooked for the family celebration meal in which relatives and friends are invited to share. The regular charitable practices of the Muslim community are demonstrated during Eid al-Adha by the concerted effort to see that no impoverished person is left without sacrificial food during these days. Eid al-Adha is a concrete affirmation of what the Muslim community ethic means in practice. People in these days are expected to visit their relatives, starting with their parents, then their families and friends.


Osman Bayramaliyev – Nara Nariman


QHA Crimean News Agency



During the first day of the main Islamic feast – Qurban-Bayram, November 27 the meeting of the Chairman of the Majlis of Crimean Tatar people, MP Mustafa Cemil with the President of the EU Committee of the Regions Luc Van den Brande took place in Aqmescit (Simferopil). QHA is informed about this by the Majlis press secretary Ms. Liliya Muslim.

The Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Ukraine Jose Teixeira and official of the Committee of the Regions Boris Essender also participated in the meeting. On the part of the Majlis, the 1st Deputy Chairman Refat Çubar and Chief of the İnternational Relatıons Division Ali Hamzin took part at the meeting too.

Wishing the Crimean Tatar people’s leader and the Majlis members and all people living in Crimea happy Qurban-Bayram and peace and concord Mr. Luc Van den Brande acquainted host with his committee’s activities. According to him, the EU Committee of the Regions consists of 344 regional and local representatives of all EU member-states thanks to which the committee is able to influence directly to decision-making process for any issues of common policy and activities of the European Union. Mr. L. den Brande went into detail on peculiarities of cooperation with the EU and Ukraine.

Mr. L. den Brande stressed especially an activity of the committee currently is concentrated on implementation of the Eastern Partnership programme by request of the European Commission. This project proposed by the EU has as a main goal to create possibilities for 6 post-Soviet states: Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Byelorussia, Georgia and Moldova, for their political accession and economical integration to the EU countries.

With that, as the committee president noted, the Committee of the Regions is issued the special commission to give much attention to such points of the Eastern Partnership as “democracy, effective administration, implementation of European standards and universal values” and issues of “forming interrelations and contacts between peoples”.

In connection with this, within framework of widening of cooperation with Ukraine the EU representatives are especially interested in partnership with Crimea because “it is a single region of Ukraine that is conferred definite powers and that has regional authorities and legal instruments. This is allows to it to accept responsibility for regional cooperation with other countries”.

The Chairman of the Majlis of Crimean Tatar people, MP Mustafa Cemil evaluated the current situation of the Crimean Tatar people at the instance of the EU Committee of the Regions. He dwelled at length on causes and consequences of the discrimination against the Crimean Tatars on different spheres. At the same time, M. Cemil emphasised it is hard to expect to just settlement of the Crimean Tatar problem in the short run without an assistance of international organizations, in particular, the European Union: “The Majlis of Crimean Tatar people is ready to cooperate widely and take straight part in this project as the representative of the Crimean Tatar people”.

Mr. R. Çubar passed to the President of the EU Committee of the Regions Luc Van den Brande the draft resolution of the European Parliament “Of Necessity of Overcoming of Destructive Consequences of Forcible Deportation of Crimean Tatar People and Tens of Years of Its Compulsory Retention in Places of Exile During Period of Communist Regime of USSR”.

Mr. A. Hamzin accented his speech on importance to continue permanent and systematic consultations between the Majlis of Crimean Tatar people and the EU bodies concerning place, role and future of the Crimean Tatar people in the Ukrainian state that striving to join to the EU.

To complete the meeting to the President of the EU Committee of the Regions Luc Van den Brande expressed his confidence in continuation of dialogue assisting to deeper understanding of the Crimean Tatar problem by the EU member-states as well as the social and political and economical processes on the peninsula.