Like all Crimean Tatar old people, Shevkhi Kadyrov’s life is filled with endless trials and lasting pain. The boy was 4 years old when he was deported from his native Uskut (Privetnoye). In the first months of exile, death took his two sisters and grandmother. Shevkhi’s mother prayed that the boy would not die of hunger. Shevkhi Kadyrov was one of the few who was able to move to Crimea back in 1972.