At the beginning of the XIX century the emigrated Crimean Tatars were wanted to return to Crimea

In 1925, the Crimean authorities wanted to return to the peninsula Crimean Tatars who emigrated to the Ottoman Empire in the 18th – 19th centuries. The leaders of the Crimean Central Executive Committee and the Crimean Council of People’s Commissars sent a relevant report to Moscow. The figures given in it are simply shocking: in the XVIII-XIX centuries about 800-900 thousand Crimean Tatars left Crimea. Recently a Russian newspaper “Kommersant” published this historical document.