27 years ago Crimean Tatars «returned» their nationality

On December 9, 1993, the Resolution of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Crimea “On the name of the nationality “Crimean Tatars ”” was issued. It restored the official name of the people of Crimean Tatars and determined that this is how the nationality would be recorded in passports. Before that, for many years, Crimean Tatars were simply called Tatars in order to sever their connection with Crimea. The nationality «Crimean Tatars» after the deportation was removed from the list of the peoples of the USSR.