Mikhail Kotsyubinsky, a classic of Ukrainian literature, came to Crimea several times. The nature of the peninsula fascinated the writer. Kotsyubinsky was equally impressed by the unusual way of life of local residents — Crimean Tatars. The result of these trips resulted in the works «In the networks of shaytan», «On the stone», «Into the sinned world», «Under the minarets». Based on the materials of a historian Gulnara Bekirova.