Fevzi Musanif: The Executed People’s Commissar of Agriculture of Crimea

Fevzi Musanif was a prominent teacher, taught in schools and technical schools, translated the works of Marx, Engels and Lenin. In 1934, he took the position of People’s Commissar of Agriculture of the Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1937, he was arrested and accused of anti-Soviet activities. He was even charged with “concealing his social past” — that his father was a Muderis and worked in Zynjyrly Madrassa. On April 17, 1938, among the prominent Crimean Tatar figures, Fevzi Musanif was shot, his wife was sent to a camp as the wife of a traitor.