Aleksey Kosterin — Soviet writer, one of the first to raise the problem of Crimean Tatars

His article «On Minor and Forgotten», published in underground press in 1967, was widely spread among Crimean Tatars. Writer and journalist Aleksey Kosterin was one of the first in Soviet times to raise the issue of repressed people, for which he was repeatedly persecuted by the authorities. A serious illness cut short his life and his human rights activities. Aleksey Kosterin died on November 10, 1968.