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Thread #7574   Message #3611330
Posted By: Jack Campin
20-Mar-14 - 08:56 PM
Thread Name: Origins/lyrics: Hey Zhankoye
Subject: RE: Origins/lyrics: Hey Zhankoye
I see Wikipedia has an allusion to what happened to the people who were there first:

Soviet policies on the peninsula led to widespread starvation in 1921.[citation needed] Food was confiscated for shipment to central Russia, while more than 100,000 Tatars starved to death, and tens of thousands fled to Turkey or Romania.[28] Thousands more were deported or slaughtered during the collectivization in 192829.[28] The government campaign led to another famine in 193133. No other Soviet nationality suffered the decline imposed on the Crimean Tatars; between 1917 and 1933 half the Crimean Tatar population had been killed or deported.[28]

(The rest were deported to Central Asia in the "sweeping" of 18 May 1944).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimean_Tatars

The Jewish settlers of the 1920s were Stalin's stooges in a programme of genocide. No way in hell could they not have known what they were doing.

This is one song I flatly refuse to take any part in.