Â Video on Islamic slavery of white Europeans.Â (Vlad Tepes)
Everything that came from the orient that time was called ‘Turks’.
Thank you M, Fjordman, UK Pete,
ByÂ Eve Conant Â forÂ National GeographicÂ (thanks to Vlad Tepes)
The Ottomans wanted slaves, and the Crimean Tatars provided them from the steppes of Ukraine and southern Russiaâ€”with the help of raiding Nogai Tatars and, until the 15th century, with the collaboration of Genoese merchants who shipped them off from the Crimean port town of Feodosia. One translation of aÂ Ukrainian folk songÂ reads:
The ï¬res are burning behind the riverâ€”
The Tatars are dividing their captives.
Our village is burnt
And our property plundered.
The khanate ruled until 1783 when, after a successful war against the Ottoman Empire, Empress Catherine the Great annexed the peninsula as part of her vast expansion of the Russian Empire. During this time, says Lohr, there were several mass migrations of Crimean Tatars to Turkey (where populations remain); another migration followed the Crimean War, which ended in 1856.
The peninsula was the last holdout of the White Army during the civil war that followed the murder of the last tsar and the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. But the decades that followed were marked more by repression than by resistance. The Crimean Tatars were not spared the forced collectivization of the Soviet regime and theÂ Holodomor, or man-made famine, of the early 1930s.
ForÂ Crimea’s Tatars, history is not just something in booksâ€”it is a guiding and often painful undercurrent of everyday life. The eldest of them still remember the 1944 deportation of their entire population under Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. They were given 30 minutes’ notice, and most would never see their homes again. (More)