tatars

ukraine

Anti-Russian Saboteurs Plunge Crimea Into Darkness by Blowing Up Electrical Towers

Ukrainian nationalists are suspected of detonating explosives on two major electricity pylons, cutting off power to nearly 2 million people.
Jack Losh
11.22.15
Russian Roulette

Right Sector Blockade: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 111)

Crimea's Tatars and the ultra right-wing Ukrainian organization Right Sector have blockaded three highways in protest of Russian rule.
VICE News
10.1.15
politics

Re-Education, 'Extremists,' and Blackouts: Inside Crimea One Year After Russian Annexation

VICE News traveled to Crimea for the anniversary of the Kremlin's takeover of the peninsula. We found choreographed celebration but also many concerns, as problems there begin to mount.
Alec Luhn
3.18.15
Europe

VICE News Capsule: Tuesday, January 27

Another sign of Russia's crackdown on the Crimean Tatars, Egypt convicts doctor of manslaughter in first FGM trial, UK launches public inquiry into death of ex-KGB agent, and scientists prepare a group of water fleas for a mission into space.
VICE News
1.27.15
ukraine

Pressure on Tatars Continues In Crimea with TV Station Raid

The move is the latest in a string of detentions, deportations, and searches targeting the peninsula’s indigenous Crimean Tatars since Russia annexed the region in March.
Alec Luhn
1.26.15
Europe

Separatist Leader With Murky Past Cements Control of Crimea

Sergei Aksyonov, rumored to have been a low-level gangster before his sudden political rise, was elected head of the Russian-annexed republic in a unanimous vote.
Alec Luhn
10.11.14
VICE News

Crimea: March of the Tatars

Since the Tatars returned to Crimea during the fall of the Soviet Union, they've lived relatively peaceful lives under Ukrainian rule, but since Russia annexed Crimea, the community has worried that history may repeat itself.
VICE Staff
8.2.14
ukraine

Crimea: March of the Tatars

The Tatar community has a history of persecution and are now facing an even more uncertain future.
VICE News
8.1.14
Crimea

Ukrainian Women Are Promoting a Sex Embargo on Russian Men

In protest against Russia's Crimea invasion, a group of Ukrainian women have promoted a sex ban known as "Don’t Give it to a Russian."
Thor Benson
3.26.14
tatars

Crimean Tatars Hardly Reassured by Putin’s Promises of Inclusion

While the Russian president tried to calm the fears of Crimea's Muslim minority in his annexation address, many didn't believe him.
Alice Speri
3.18.14
Crimea

The Day Crimeans Woke Up in Russia

A day after nearly 97 percent of Crimean voters opted to join Russia, the peninsula’s authorities unilaterally declared independence.
Alice Speri
3.17.14
politics

Putin Is Already Turning Crimea Into Russia

Ahead of Crimea’s referendum next week on whether to join Russia, its citizens are already getting a taste of what life there is like.
Daria Solovieva
3.10.14