Shaver Ibraimov only took his father’s watch with him

Shaver Ibraimov last saw his father as a child. In 1937, an elderly man was arrested for his participation in counter-revolutionary activities and sent to the labour camps. And in 1944, all the other members of his family were deported from Crimea, branded «traitors» (although the eldest sons were at war in the ranks of the Red Army). In exile Shaver took only the most valuable thing for him — his father’s watch. It went through deportation with him and returned to its homeland in 1990.