Xenophon Sanukov investigated the deportation of Crimean Tatars in Mari El Republic

In the 90s, the famous Mari historian Xenophon Sanukov managed to get into the closed archives and study there the documents related to the deportation of Crimean Tatars. The result of his research was the work «Crimean Tatars in the Mari Republic in 1940-1950s». The historian studied the living and working conditions of the settlers, the attitude of the authorities and local residents towards them. Based on Zera Bekirova’s materials.