Ilya Kazas, a Karaite Educator who opened a Crimean Tatar School

On January 27 111 years ago, Ilya Kazas, a Karaite educator, teacher and poet, passed away. On his initiative, in 1872, a Crimean Tatar teacher training school was set up in Akmescit (Simferopol). But this is far from his only service to the Crimean Tatars.